A MAN was hit in the face during an assault in Egremont Main Street.

It happened around 2am on Saturday - shortly after the town's Dancing in the Street music event - near to the war memorial.

Police are appealing for information into the incident which involved two men.

A force spokesman said: "A man in his 20s was stood on the street when he was approached and hit in the face by a man described as 5ft 6inch, white, of large build and in his mid-20s."

Call PC 2567 on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting log 26 of September 21.