THE Police have released images to the public as part of an investigation into an alleged assault that occurred at around 00.30am on January 1. 

The police say that the incident occurred at The Engine Shed, Pennine View Park, Kirkby Stephen. A male in his early twenties was taken to hospital after sustaining injuries as a result of the assault.

Officers are looking to speak with the male in the image in connection with the incident, or anyone who may recognise him.

Police are also keen to speak with a female who was present at the time of the assault.

She is described as a white female in her early twenties, approximately 6ft tall of slim build with long blonde hair. On the night of the assault, she was seen wearing a blue sequin top, and a leather mini skirt with tights.

Anyone with information relating to this incident can report online at quoting incident number 24 of the 1 January 2024. You can also phone 101.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.