A man tried to strangle a teenager and slammed his head against a table in an unprovoked attack at a Horsham pub.
Police said the 19-year-old victim was at The Lynd Cross with his twin brother on Sunday evening (January 14) when he saw a man staring at him across the bar.
The man came round to speak to him before grabbing his head and smashing it against a table and then tried to strangle him.
Police said the attack took place at about 8pm and no medical treatment was required.
The suspect is described as a white man, 6’, aged 20s to 30s, of medium build with cropped dark hair. He was wearing round glasses, a camouflage style jumper, a blue bomber jacket and possibly jeans. He had a bandaged finger on his right hand.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Sussex Police online or phone 101, quoting serial 1013 of 14/01.