Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was punched in the face in an unprovoked attack in a city bar.

A 25-year-old man was left needing multiple stitches following the assault while he was drinking in the Townhouse on Watergate Street in Chester.

Police are now appealing for witnesses following the ‘unprovoked attack’, which saw the victim punched in the face while he was waiting to be served at the bar during the early hours of Saturday, May 24.

Officers from Chester Inner Neighbourhood Policing Unit (NPU) have released a description of the attacker, who is described as white, in his late 20s, 5ft 9in-6ft tall and bald.

He was wearing a white shirt, with a black jacket and black trousers.

PC Martin Redhead, of Chester Inner NPU, said the offender was thrown out of the bar following the attack and appealed for any witnesses to come forwards.

“I would be interested in anyone who was in the bar at that time who would contact me to tell what they saw of the incident,” said PC Redhead. 

“The victim suffered a facial injury, subsequently requiring a number of stitches in his face.”

Anyone with any information should contact Chester Inner Neighbourhood Policing Unit on 0845 458 6384 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.