Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to trace in connection with a serious assault in the city centre.

cookridgestcctv_mediumThe victim, a 26-year-old man, was on a night out with work colleagues when he became involved in an argument with a group of men near the junction of Cookridge Street and Great George Street.

He was punched by one of the men and fought back before a second man punched him knocking him to the ground.

He received an injury to his neck and the incident is being treated as grievous bodily harm.

cookridgestcctv1_mediumDetective Constable Lee Thimm, of Leeds District CID, said: “The suspect is quite recognisable from the images and I would like to hear from anyone who knows who he is.”

The incident happened at about 1.30am on Friday, October 17.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC Thimm at Elland Road via 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.