Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was glassed in the face in a gay bar in Brighton.

The 37-year-old victim was attacked in the Bulldog Tavern in Kemptown on St James’s Street at about 2.20am on Friday 10 January.

Sussex Police say a 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault and questioned before being released on bail while inquiries continue.

The force has released an image of two men and two women who are believed to be key witnesses to what happened inside the pub.

The victim suffered severe cuts to his face and had to have stitches to his cheek and lip.

Detective Constable Chris Bishop said: “We would like to speak to anyone who was in the pub on Saturday and saw the attack happen or what happened in the minutes beforehand.

“Each of the four people who were recorded on CCTV in Dorset Gardens could have important information about what happened inside the pub and we would like to speak to them urgently.”

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 78 of 10/1, email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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