POLICE have appealed for help after a man was seriously injured in an attack in Bromsgrove last week.

The 21-year-old was walking near Travis Perkins in Birmingham Road at about 3.15am on Sunday, May 18 after being dropped off nearby by a taxi after a night out.

As he crossed the road at the junction with All Saints Road a man who was with two woman shouted at him.

The victim heard footsteps being him and was grabbed around the throat by the offender, who headbutted and punched him several times, knocking him to the floor.

One of the women tried to help the victim at the scene before he left.

When he later went to hospital it was discovered he had suffered a broken nose and a fractured cheekbone.

The attacker was described as white, aged about 20 and was about five feet 11 inches tall. He was slim with black hair and was wearing grey cotton tracksuit bottoms, a dark long sleeved top and a grey or black baseball cap.

The woman who tried to help the victim was described as white, about five feet, six inches tall, slim with long blond hair in a ponytail. She was possibly wearing a pink top.

Detective Sergeant Steve Cook is investigating the incident and said: “This was an unprovoked attack which has left a man with some nasty injuries.

“We would like to hear from anyone who either saw the incident or knows who was responsible.

“We are appealing for help to identify him or the women with him although we would stress they were not involved in the assault.

“In fact afterwards one of the women tried to help the victim so they have nothing to fear by coming forward to talk to us.”

Anyone with any information can call police on 101 quoting incident number 167-S-180514.

Details can also be passed on anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.