POLICE are investigating a “frightening and violent assault” outside a pub in Blandford which left a man in his 20s with bruising.

At around 2.50am on Sunday November 7, the victim, who is aged in his 20s, had been out with friends when he was assaulted outside The Kings Arms Hotel in Whitecliff Mill Street by two men.

He was punched several times during the incident and sustained bruising.

Police constable Michelle Yarrow, of Dorset Police, said: “This was a frightening and violent assault, and I am issuing these CCTV images in the hope that someone may know who these two men are.

“If you do recognise these men, or have any information that may assist my investigation, please get in contact with Dorset Police.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk/do-it-online, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210179699.

Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call Freephone 0800 555 111.