A MAN was knocked unconscious on the dance floor of a bar in County Durham.

The 39-year-old was on the dance floor at Chesters Wine Bar, in Front Street, Chester-le-Street, at about 9.45pm on Friday, May 31, when he was punched in the head.

He was knocked unconscious and was taken to the University Hospital of North Durham with head and facial injuries. 

Police are appealing for information in relation to the assault.

The suspect is described as being bald, of stocky build and was wearing a blue t-shirt. 

Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to call PC Owen Buffrey on 101 quoting reference number 487 of May 31.