A MAN who appeared to be wearing only boxer shorts has assaulted a shopkeeper in Nelson.

Police are wanting to speak with the perpetrator, who pushed his victim into shelves before hitting him with a bottle, causing a cut to the head in a shop on Carr Road just before 6pm on 5 June.

DC Carl Guest, of Burnley CID, said: "This was a shocking offence committed against a victim who was merely trying to do his job.

"Our enquiries are very much ongoing to identify the individual responsible and we now need to speak to the man in the CCTV image who we believe can help with the investigation."

A Police post on social media asked anyone who recognises the man to email 4169@lancashire.police.uk or call 101, quoting log 1294 of June 5, 2021.

Alternatively, people with information can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.