POLICE have once again appealed for help over a “sustained, unprovoked assault” in the street.

The incident left four people with injuries including one man who was kicked in the head while he lay unconscious.

The assault happened around 1am on Sunday December 30 last year when a group of three men confronted the victims - two men and a woman – outside Night Bar Takeaway on Lee Lane, Horwich, Bolton.

Officers have since spoken with two people who were identified from a previous appeal but are urging the public to help with finding another man.

Constable Rebecca Watson of GMP’s Bolton Division said: “Since our original appeal, officers have spoken to a number of people about this attack, but the identity of the pictured man remains outstanding.

“This incident saw three people subjected to a sustained, unprovoked assault when they were simply enjoying a night out.

“While one of the victim’s lay prone on the floor, he was kicked in the head while unconscious – the effects of which could have been devastating.

“If you recognise the man pictured, please do not hesitate to get in touch.”

The Bolton News:

After a brief verbal exchange, two of the offending men launched an unprovoked assault on the male victims.

One of the men was head-butted and the other was punched to the floor, and while lying unconscious was kicked twice in the head.

The woman, while attempting to protect the unconscious man, was grabbed by one of the offending men and thrown to the ground.

A third man, who attempted to come to the aid of the two men and a woman was also punched to the head.

Following an earlier police appeal, two people were identified and have been assisting officers with enquiries.

Police still wanted to speak to the man pictured about the incident.

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 0085, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or email 16528@gmp.police.uk.