POLICE are appealing for information after a doorman was taken to hospital following a reported assault in Liverpool city centre.

The incident was reported at around 2am on Saturday, April 15, with a man becoming "irate" with door staff when he was refused entry to the Pure Night Lounge club on Back Colquitt Street.

The suspect is then reported to have "picked up a rock from the ground and threw it at door staff", hitting one person on the head.

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This caused the victim to fall to the ground and lose consciousness briefly, while the suspect made off from the area before door staff were able to stop him.

While extensive CCTV and witness enquiries have been conducted, detectives have issued CCTV images of a man they believe could assist in their investigation.

St Helens Star: Police believe this man can help with their investigationPolice believe this man can help with their investigation (Image: Merseyside Police)

Detective Inspector Neil Dillon said: “This was a dangerous and reckless assault which left the victim requiring hospital treatment, and it could have been a lot worse.

“This incident took place at a time where it would have been busy with people enjoying the nightlife who will have seen the incident take place.

“If you were in the vicinity at that time and witnessed the assault then please get in touch.

“I am also appealing to the man featured in the images, or anyone who recognises him, to come forward. We believe he could hold information that could be vital to our continuing enquiries.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or with any information can contact police by DM via the social media desk on Twitter Merseyside Police Contact Centre or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ with reference 23000317779.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.