A man had his jaw fractured when he was punched in the face in an unprovoked attack.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the 22-year-old was attacked in Church Street, Accrington, on Monday May 6.

The incident happened around 4am and the victim was with two friends.

The spokesperson said: "As the group passed a taxi rank, the victim has gone to shake the hand of a man who was leaning against the wall.

"The man then punched the victim in the face, causing him to fall backwards.

"When he got back up to his feet again, the offender had left."

The victim has suffered two fractures to his jaw which required surgery.

Officers say the offender was white, in his late 20s to early 30s, and approximately 6ft tall, of stocky build with short sandy coloured curly hair.

He was wearing black jeans or tracksuit bottoms, black Nike trainers with a white sole and white tick, a beige t-shirt and a black jacket.

DC Jane Gregson said: "This was a serious, unprovoked attack on a young man who was out enjoying the bank holiday weekend.

"If you were in the area and remember seeing anything suspicious, or the man described, please get in touch with us as soon as possible."

Anyone with any information should contact the police on either 01254 353879 or 101 or alternatively email 2310@lancashire.pnn.police.uk.