POLICE investigating a robbery near Halifax which resulted in a shop worker suffering serious injuries have released images of a man they would like to identify.

The incident occurred at approximately 1.29pm on Wednesday, July 7, at the Bridge Off-Licence on West Street, Sowerby Bridge, when a member of staff was seriously assaulted.

The victim required stitches for a facial injury.

The suspect, who was believed to have taken some cigarettes, left the shop in the direction of Ripponden, pushing a white Carrera pedal bicycle which was later found abandoned.

Anyone who recognises the man pictured is asking to contact Halifax CID on 101 quoting crime reference 13210341012.

Information can also be reported to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.