A man was hospitalised after being bitten in the ear during a vicious assault.
A 39-year-old man was in the car park of Rainhill High School, Warrington Road, when he was approached from behind by a man, who punched him to the head twice before biting him to the ear.
This appears to be an unprovoked assault and it has left the victim extremely shakenDet Sgt Jim Starkey
He attended hospital after sustaining bruising and cuts to the face and ear, and swelling to his lips.
A full investigation has now been launched into the attack, which happened at 9pm on Thursday March 24.
The offender is described as white and in his 30s.
Detective Sergeant Jim Starkey said: “This appears to be an unprovoked assault and it has left the victim extremely shaken.
“The incident happened at a time when there may have been a number of people in the area heading home and I’d appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the assault to get in touch with us. Any information could prove vital in our investigation.”
Anyone with information can call officers on 0151 777 6811 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.