Police appeal over ‘onesie’ attack in Leeds

CCTV images release into appeal over 'onesie' attack in Leeds
CCTV images release into appeal over 'onesie' attack in Leeds
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Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to identify in connection with an unprovoked assault outside a Leeds bar that left a man with a broken jaw.

The victim, a 24-year-old man, was punched to the ground in an unprovoked attack outside Revolution, The Electric Press, in Great George Street, at about 11.45pm on Thursday, December 18.

CCTV images release into appeal over 'onesie' attack in Leeds

CCTV images release into appeal over 'onesie' attack in Leeds

The man who hit him had been ejected from the bar shortly before after he was involved in a separate altercation with a man dressed in a red Power Rangers costume.

The victim, who was standing outside having a cigarette, was wearing a red Christmas onesie and is thought to have been wrongly targeted.

The suspect was described as white, aged in his late twenties to early thirties, about 5ft 10ins tall and of medium to stocky build. He has brown hair which was longer on top and was wearing a dark red or burgundy long-sleeved top and carrying a jacket. It has been suggested he may have been called Lee.

He was in the company of another man who was described as white and about 5ft 8ins tall. He was bald, with a short beard and glasses.

Detective Constable Kate Hutton, of Leeds District CID, said: “The victim was left seriously injured in what we believe was a completely unprovoked attack where it appears he was mistaken for someone the suspect had been involved in scuffle with earlier on the dancefloor.

“I would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or who thinks they know the identity of the person involved or the other man who was with him. We are continuing to check CCTV in the area and are hopeful that will assist the investigation.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC Hutton at Elland Road via 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.