A man was left with a broken nose and damage to his eye after he was repeatedly attacked by two different groups of men in Bolton.
Police are now treating this as a racially motivated attack after comments made by the offenders.
The attacks happened near to Back Cheapside in Bolton town centre at about 1.45am on Sunday 1 March 2015.
Police have now released an image of three men they wish to speak to in connection with the attack.
The man and the two women who were with him were by their car where they were confronted by three men.
These men then launched into an unprovoked attack, punching and kicking all three victims and knocking the man unconscious.
Moments later, a second group of men arrived.
These three men also assaulted the victims, and it was during this second attack that racist comments were made.
Officers are appealing...
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