Hunt on for thug who knocked man unconscious

Crime story
Crime story

Police are hunting a thug who knocked a man unconscious in “a completely unprovoked attack”.

Officers were called to the Green Room on Duke Street at about 1.45am on Saturday, February 14, after receiving reports of an assault which had left a man unconscious on the floor.

The victim, a 47-year-old man, was taken to Whiston Hospital for treatment and discharged later that day.

DC Steve Kellett said: “This appears to have been a completely unprovoked attack, which could have had tragic consequences. Fortunately the victim’s condition is not thought to be serious, but he did sustain injuries to his jaw, mouth and nose, which will require follow-up treatment.

“The offender is described as a white man in his late 40s or early 50s, about 5ft 11ins tall, with a receding hairline. He was wearing a shirt underneath a jumper.

“He left the bar following the incident with a woman of a similar age. She is described as having long brown hair and was wearing trousers and a blouse.

“I would appeal to anyone who saw anything that evening, or knows who the offender is, to please contact me.”

A full investigation is now underway and officers are currently reviewing CCTV footage that may help in identifying the offender.

Anyone with information, or who witnessed the incident, can call DC Kellett on 0151 777 6816 or Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555 111.