A VICIOUS attack in a town centre bar left a man with a serious facial injury, say detectives.

The 27-year-old man was assaulted in The Venue Bar on Westfield Street as he and his partner were trying to make their way to the bar.

He suffered a wound to the left side of his face, which needed hospital treatment.

The suspect is described as being white, aged in his late 20s or early 30s, approximately 6ft 3 ins tall with dark, possibly spiky, hair. He was wearing a white shirt underneath a dark suit jacket.

Police waited a month before releasing an appeal for information to the attack that happened at 1.30am on Sunday, June 29.

Detective Constable Mark Holland, said: "This was a vicious attack on a man who had been enjoying a night out in St Helens.

"Even at this time in the morning there were other people inside the bar. I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information that could assist our enquiries to contact police."

Call Merseyside Police on 0151 777 6811, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.