Detectives investigating a street robbery in Southport have released a photograph of a man they want to speak to about the incident.
The 26-year-old victim was on the lower Promenade drinking a can of beer and listening to the radio on his smart phone one evening when he was approached by another man.
The man started up a conversation with the victim before suddenly punchng him in the face.
The victim was knocked unconscious and only regained consciousness in hospital the following day. At that point he realised his black HTC mobile phone was missing and he reported the incident to the police.
Detectives from Sefton CID are now investigating the incident, which happened at around 10pm on Friday 25th July, and are appealing for the man in the photograph or anyone who recognises him to come forward.
Call Detective Constable Paul Smith on 0151 777 3811 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.