THREE people have now been identified after an early appeal by police. 

Officers from Hyndburn asked the public to help them identify three people from a CCTV image who they wanted to speeak to in relation to an unprovocked attack on New Year's Day. 

A 24 year-old woman from Colne was punched and kicked repeatedly to the head and face resulting in her needing hospital treatment.

A spokesman said: "We will be speaking to the people we have identified in due course.

"Thank you to everyone who shared the appeal."