DETECTIVES hunting a man in connection with an assault have released CCTV footage of the attack.

The incident saw the 27-year-old victim and the offender become involved in an altercation at around 4.15am on September 2 in Market Street, Chorley.

The victim was then punched in the face by the offender, causing him to fall and hit his head on the floor.

He was knocked unconscious during the incident and was later treated at Royal Preston Hospital for a head injury.

Police now want to speak to the man in the CCTV images as part of their enquiries.

The man is described as white, around 6ft 2ins tall and of large build. In the CCTV pictures, he is seen wearing a white t-shirt and jeans.

PC Leanne Oxley, of Chorley Police, said the he victim has been left 'quite shaken' by the incident and that enquiries are on-going to establish exactly what happened.

PC Oxley said: “We would now like to speak to the man in the CCTV images as we believe he may be able to help with our investigation.

"If you know who he is, or indeed, if you think this may be you, we would ask you to contact us as soon as possible.

“Finally, I would urge anyone who may have witnessed this incident to come forward as you may have vital information.”

Anybody with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting log number 288 of September 2.