A REVELLER was left needing stitches after being punched in a pub.
The 42-year-old victim was in the Clarendon pub, in Tower Street, Hartlepool, when he was attacked.
His mouth was left cut and bleeding and he attended the University of North Tees, in Stockton, where doctors stitched the wound.
Today police appealed to members of the public who may have witnessed the attack, which took place around 9.30pm on Sunday, to come forward.
A spokeswoman for Cleveland Police said: “Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault that took place in The Clarendon pub.
“The victim, a man, was punched to the mouth and needed stitches to the inside and outside of his lip.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Pc Michaela Sanderson, of Hartlepool Police, on the non-emergency number 101.