A woman who intervened in a fight outside a Bridlington public house is being sought by officers.
The incident happened some time between 9pm and 9.50pm on Saturday December 26 - Boxing Day - outside the Northcote pub on Trinity Road in the town.
A 47-year-old man was involved in a disagreement with a named man which led to a physical dispute where it is alleged the victim was punched to the ground and then further assaulted as he lay on the floor.
The victim sustained facial injuries and received treatment at Scarborough Hospital.
A woman who was passing by at the time is said to have intervened in the altercation and police would like to locate and speak to her along with any other independent witnesses. They are asked to call 101 referring to log 480 of December 26 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.