A “VIOLENT and random” daylight attack saw a group of three people punch and verbally abuse two men in Bury.

Police have released a CCTV image of a man wanted in connection with the assault on May 17 in Lord Street on at around 8.30pm.

Two men were walking down Lord Street when they were approached by a man and a woman. The man argued with and verbally abused the two men before he was joined by a further two men.

The group then assaulted the two men, punching them in the face and head before running away. One of the victims was hospitalised with a large cut to his eye.

The men are all described as Asian. The first was described as around 5ft 7in tall, of slim build and with short, dark hair. He was wearing blue tracksuit bottoms and a navy blue sweatshirt.

The second man us described as 17 years old and wearing a white tracksuit.

The third man is described as aged between 26 and 28 years old, about 5ft 9in tall, of large build and wearing a red t-shirt.

Police Constable Aaron McFadden, of Bury Division, said: "This was a violent and random attack and we want to find the offenders as soon as possible.

"There are likely to have been quite a few people around at this time in the evening, maybe on a night out, that may have seen the attack.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 8181 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.