A man suffered a fractured cheek and eye socket after he was punched in an Oldham pub.
The 43-year-old man suffered his injuries after he was attacked in the Pineapple Inn on Rochdale Road, Shaw, sometime between 7pm and 11pm on 20 January 2015.
The victim had been enjoying a night at the pub when he was confronted by an unknown offender who launched into an unprovoked assault in the general bar area, punching the man in the face.
As a result, the victim lost consciousness and had to go to hospital for a treatment where it was discovered he sustained a fractured cheekbone and eye socket.
Police are now appealing to anyone with information to come forward.
The offender is described as being white, of a stocky build with short dark hair. He was also said to be tall, about 6ft 4in.
Detective Constable Leigh Carnally said: “The force of this punch caused the victim to lose consciousness and need hospital treatment for a fracture to his cheek and eye socket.
“We have all seen the tragic headlines of what can happen with just one punch – people have lost their lives as a result so in some ways it is fortunate his injuries were not more severe.
“We now need to establish exactly what led up to this assault and what prompted the offender to do what he did.
“There are likely to be a lot of potential witnesses who were in the pub drinking that evening and either witnessed what happened, the run-up to the attack or the aftermath so if you do have information then please call us.”
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 9080 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.