POLICE want to speak to this man in connection with an unprovoked assault at a shopping centre on Christmas Eve.

The 64-year-old male victim attended Stockton Police Office after Christmas to report that when he was in the toilets at Castlegate Shopping Centre in the town, some time between 3pm and 3.30pm on Thursday, December 24.

He had been punched to the face several times by an unknown man.

Cleveland Police continue to investigate the attack and have now released a photograph of a man officers would like to speak to, believing he could have information which could help their inquiries.

The man pictured is white, aged around 35 to 40-years-old, 5ft 9in to 5ft 10in tall and of stocky build.

He has two prominent front teeth and is wearing a place green, grey or khaki top.

A police spokesperson said: "We’d appeal for him to come forward and speak to us.

"Anyone else who may have information which could help our inquiries, is asked to contact Cleveland Police via the 101 number, quoting ref SE20210642.

"Information can also be passed anonymously through Crimestoppers online at crimestoppers-uk.org or by phoning them on 0800-555111."