POLICE have release a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a serious assault at a bar in Chester.

The 24-year-old victim was with friends on the open terrace at the Church bar on Newgate Street when he was punched in the face by another man at around 11.30pm on Saturday, July 14 - a race day.

The victim was knocked to the floor but managed to get up and get into the bar to alert staff.

He suffered serious injuries and was taken to Aintree Hospital to be treated.

The offender is described as white, of muscled build with closely cropped dark hair. He had a sleeve tattoo on his left arm and tattoos on his left leg, and tattoos on the left side of his neck. He was wearing a light coloured t-shirt and dark coloured shorts.

DC Rob Mackay said: “This was an unprovoked attack which left the victim with serious injuries. Thankfully the victim is making a good recovery, but we need to find the person responsible for such a senseless attack. If you recognise the man in the CCTV image, or you have any information on the assault, please contact me.”

Anyone with information should contact DC Mackay on 101 or via https://www.cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries/ quoting IML 124780.

Alternatively information can be given anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.