A man was attacked and suffered a fractured skull in Wigan.
At around 12.40am on Sunday 6 July 2014, the 31-year-old was waiting to catch a coach on Clarence Yard, between Wallgate and King Street West.
He was approached by a man who started talking to him before, without warning, he was punched to the face.
The victim fell to the floor and hit his head on a step. Â The offender then walked off with another man.
He is described as being white, in his mid to late 20s, 6ft tall, of stocky build, with short mousey coloured hair. Â He had a goatee beard and was wearing a dark grey long sleeved top. Â The second male is described as being white, in his late 20′s wearing dark clothing.
Detective Constable Kath Andrews said: â€œThe victim had enjoyed a day out at the races before going into Wigan town centre for the rest of the night. He was waiting for his coach with a relative to take him home to the Dudley area of the West Midlands when this man walked up to him and attacked him without provocation.
â€œHe was hit with such force, he fell to the ground and hit his head, suffering a fractured skull and perforated ear drum. Â He has been in a lot of pain following the assault and is lucky his injuries were not more serious.
â€œI would ask anyone who was near Clarence Yard, which is an alleyway running between Wallgate and King Street West, and witnessed the attack, to contact police.â€
Anyone with information should phone police onÂ 0161 856 7124Â or Crimestoppers, anonymously, onÂ 0800 555 111.