Man hit in head after ‘staring’ at suspect in Headingley Taps pub: Police release CCTV images

CCTV stills released by police  in a bid to identify three men they would like to speak to in connection with an assault on a local man in the Headingley Taps public house.
CCTV stills released by police in a bid to identify three men they would like to speak to in connection with an assault on a local man in the Headingley Taps public house.

Police have released these CCTV stills in a bid to identify three men they want to speak to about an assault on a man in the Headingley Taps public house, Leeds.

The incident occurred around 9.30pm on 17 January 2013 at the venue off Bennett Road in Headingley, when a 19-year-old local man was struck on the rear of his head after a suspect accused him of staring at him.

CCTV stills released by police  in a bid to identify three men they would like to speak to in connection with an assault on a local man in the Headingley Taps public house.

CCTV stills released by police in a bid to identify three men they would like to speak to in connection with an assault on a local man in the Headingley Taps public house.

As a result of the assault the victim’s head struck a table and smashed glasses causing cuts to his forehead and nose and a deep laceration to his hand.

Following the assault all three suspects were seen to leave the venue.

In the CCTV images the main suspect is a white male wearing a grey hooded top with a light blue T-shirt underneath. All three suspects are seen standing together to the right of the bar in the picture above. The other two suspects are also both white males. One is seen wearing a turquoise coloured hooded top and the other a black jacket or top. The facial images of other witnesses have been pixilated.

Any witnesses to the incident or anyone recognising the men should ring 101 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously and in confidence, on: 0800 555 111.