Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault on a 28-year-old man at Cineworld cinema in Crawley Leisure Park on Sunday (June 1) at 7.20pm.
The victim was watching a film with his girlfriend when he asked the man sitting behind him to be quiet.
The man then hit the victim on the back of the head at which point the victim left. The man followed him outside the screen and attacked him.
The victim suffered a bite mark on his head and cuts and bruising to his face and neck. His glasses were also broken.
There is believed to be one suspect who is described as a mixed race man, aged 20 to 25, 6ft to 6ft 2in of medium build and with short shaven afro hair. He was wearing a brown t-shirt, jeans and dark trainers.
Police are especially keen to speak to a white man who was seen to step-in, believed to be wearing light coloured cargo shorts and a black top.
PC Mark Robinson said: “This was a nasty assault on someone who asked another cinema-goer to keep his talking down so he could enjoy the film. The victim and his girlfriend have been very shaken by the incident and the victim has some nasty injuries. The cinema was busy that evening and it is hoped someone would have seen the incident”
Any witness or anyone with information is asked to call 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting serial 1326 of 1/6. Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.