Leeds thugs batter man, 29, outside Merrion Street bar and leave him with fractured skull

Detectives investigating a serious assault in Leeds have released images of a suspect they want to identify.

The incident that left a man with a fractured skull occurred outside Verve bar, in Merrion Street, in the city centre, at 4.18am on August 21.

West Yorkshire Police said the victim, a 29-year-old man, was punched in the face and hit his head on the pavement causing a fractured skull and a bleed on the brain during the incident.

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He spent a number of days in hospital and is still continuing to recover from his injuries.

Anyone who recognises the suspect is asked to contact DC 3539 Whitaker at Leeds District CID via 101 quoting crime reference 13210423453 or online via the live chat facility.

CCTV image of the suspect

Police have released CCTV images of the suspect (pictured)

Information can be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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