POLICE have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to following an attack on a taxi driver in Chorley.

Around 3am on November 5 the attacker got into a disagreement with the taxi driver over the cost of his fare as he was trying to leave Chorley town centre.

The taxi driver was racially abused on the High Street before he was punched to the ground.

The attacker then returned and kicked him several times to his head and body before running off towards the market.

It is thought that he then ran through the town centre and made his way towards the Pall Mall area.

The attacker is believed to a white male, of medium/stocky build, wearing a hooded  jacket with blue jeans. He was wearing dark trainers and had short hair.

Det Sgt Jerry Sturgess, of the Chorley Investigations team, said: “This was a unprovoked and vicious attack on the taxi driver who was working at the time.

“The offender had argued with the driver before carrying out the cowardly assault.

“I urge anyone with any information at all to come forward as we strongly believe  someone will have seen the male drinking in the Chorley area beforehand.”

Anyone with information about the incident or about the offenders can contact police on 101 quoting log reference 0200 of 5th Nov.

Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.