Detectives appeal for information after man is seriously assaulted in Widnes (From Runcorn and Widnes World)
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Police appeal after man is punched in the head outside a Widnes bar
A MAN was punched to the head and suffered serious facial injuries in an assault outside a Widnes bar.
Detectives today released this CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the attack.
The 30-year-old victim was standing outside the Imperial Bar in Albert Road, Widnes when the incident happened.
As a group of two men and one woman walked past him, a man in his 40s raised his voice and made comments to the victim.
As the victim approached the suspect, he was punched in the head.
The victim tried to restrain him and they fell to the floor. As a result the victim had to attend hospital to be treated for facial injuries.
PC Rebecca Dadswell said: "This was appears to have been a unprovoked attack which left the victim requiring hospital treatment.
"I would urge anyone who recognises the person in the CCTV or has any information about the incident to contact police."
The suspect is described as white, with dark hair, aged in his 40s and of stocky build. He was wearing a blue and white t-shirt.
He was with a man who is also white, is in his 40s and has dark hair. He was wearing light coloured clothing with dark trainers which had flashes on them.
The woman he was with is white, approximately 35 with dark bobbed hair. She was wearing a white 50s style dress with shorts and flat shoes.
The asssault happened at 11.53pm on Sunday, September 1, 2013, Anyone with information should contact PC Rebecca Dadswell on 101 quoting incident number 1030 of 1 September 2013.
Alternatively information can be given anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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