POLICE have issued a CCTV image of a man they want to question in the hunt for a woman who carried out a wine bottle attack.

A 23-year-old woman was struck over the head with the bottle outside the Spice and Grill takeaway in Bury New Road, Prestwich, on October 27 by a female driver who had just got out of a car.

Detectives have stepped up their hunt for the attacker by releasing a photograph of a key witness who they want to get in touch.

Detective Constable Martin Brown, of Bury police, said: “We have released an image of a man we are keen to speak to as we believe he is a key witness and may have vital information.

“If this is you, or you know who it is, please get in touch with police on 0161 856 8204.

“Alternatively, if you were in the area at the time and remember seeing the incident we would also be interested to hear from you.”

The incident happened when a row broke out between the victim and her friends and people in a dark-coloured Audi car parked outside the takeaway.

The victim and her friends walked along the road as the car — with a woman sat in the driver’s seat and an Asian man was sitting in the front passenger seat — was driven alongside them.

The female driver then got out of the car and hit the victim with a wine bottle causing a serious cut to her lip which required stitching.

The woman then got back in the car and drove away.

The victim had earlier been in the nearby Red Lion pub, in Bury New Road, and had left at about 12.30am.

Described as about 5ft 8in tall, of medium build with long, straight, dyed blonde hair, the attacker was thought to be aged between 25 and 35 and had a strong Manchester accent.

Witnesses and those with information are asked to call police on 101.