THIS image has been released of a man wanted in connection with a violent assault in a York pub.

Police want to speak to Ryan MacLeod, 21, of Tuke Avenue, York, after a 32-year-old man was attacked at the Castle Howard Ox in Townend Street, needing stitches to his face.

The assault happened on Saturday, November 10.

The victim was attacked by a number of men in the smoking area of the pub in the early hours of the morning. Officers have arrested and bailed three men aged 18, 21, and 24 in connection with the incident, but said they were still keen to speak to MacLeod.

Insp Dave Kirby, of York police, said: “This was a nasty assault which left the victim suffering from a serious injury to his face. MacLeod is a local man and I believe he is still in the York area.”