POLICE have released this CCTV image of a man being assaulted in a pub.

Officers are keen to identify the man in the light blue jumper, captured on security camera at The Hooton Arms in Hooton.

A Cheshire police spokeswoman said: “Detectives now have CCTV footage of the man believed to have assaulted a 27-year-old man from the Eastham area.

“At around 1.30am on Sunday, November 30, 2008, he was assaulted outside the Hooton Arms pub, receiving facial injuries that required hospital treatment.

“The offender is described as a white male, early to mid-30s, 6ft 2in, slim build, with wavy black hair. He was wearing blue jeans and a mid-blue jumper, possibly zipped.”

Anyone with information should call DC Keith Campbell at the Western Specialist Investigation Unit on 01244 613140 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.