A TEENAGER suffered a broken leg, a neck wound and facial injuries during a vicious attack that happened after drinkers had been watching the World Cup on television, it has emerged.
Detectives have released CCTV images of a man officers would like to speak to in connection with the assault that happened in the Glass Horse pub, on Sherdley Road.
It happened when two groups of men became embroiled in an altercation in the hours after England’s game against Uruguay, on Sunday, June 15.
During the violence the 19-year-old victim suffered the serious injuries.
Now, more than three weeks after the attack, police have made their first public appeal for information.
Detective Constable Stephen Kellett, said: "This was a vicious attack on a young man who had been enjoying a night out in St Helens.
“At this stage of the investigation we are still trying to piece together exactly what happened in the premises around the time of the incident (12.50am).
"I would like to reassure the community that officers are working hard to identify the people involved.
"Even at this time there were a number of people inside the pub at the time and I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information that could assist our enquiries to contact police."
The suspects involved in the assault had fled by the time police arrived at the pub.
Officers believe the man pictured may be able to assist them with their enquiries and they would urge him, or anyone who recognises him to get in touch.
Contact Merseyside Police on 0151 777 6811 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.