A MAN who assaulted a shopkeeper while topless has been arrested.

Police wanted 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, Nelson, just before 6pm on 5 June.

The man was wearing just boxer shorts at the time of the assault.

A spokesman for the police said: "Good afternoon folks, Further to our earlier appeal about a shopkeeper being assaulted in Carr Road, Nelson, a man has now been identified and will be spoken with in due course. Thank you to everyone who shared our appeal in support.