Updated: Saturday, 25th November 2017 @ 8:08am

Do you recognise this person? Police appeal for information after man’s ear is bitten off in attack at Radcliffe pub

Do you recognise this person? Police appeal for information after man’s ear is bitten off in attack at Radcliffe pub

| By Edward Roberts

Police are keen to speak to a man following an unprovoked attack at a pub in Radcliffe.

Officers have released his image in the hope that he – or others who recognise him – will come forward and help with their investigation.

The incident saw a patron of the Overdraught pub on Blackburn Street have his ear bitten off in the attack on July 1.

The offender first punched the victim as he walked to the bar before sinking his teeth into his ear at around 12am.

Afterwards, the victim – who is in his 40s – needed hospital treatment and has since required plastic surgery.

An investigation was launched and police have now released an image of a man they want to speak to in connection with the attack.

Detective Constable Lucy Bamber, of GMP’s Bury borough, said: “It is a month since this brutal attack which was completely unprovoked and left an innocent man needing surgery.

“We have carried out extensive enquiries but we need the public’s help in finding the man responsible for this.

“We have now released an image of a man we are particularly keen to speak to or anyone who recognises him.

“I would also urge anyone who was in or around the pub at the time of the attack to come forward. Any information could be vital in solving this investigation.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting incident number 493 of 1 July 2017, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.