Three men are being hunted by police after a couple were brutally attacked in a shop.
The pair, both in their 20s and from the city, were set upon in Lifestyle Express in Merridale Road, Wolverhampton, after police said they argued with the men.
The male victim was hit across the head and fell to the floor before being stamped on by the men. He was left with a gash that needed hospital treatment. His girlfriend was also assaulted as she tried to intervene and was left battered and bruised in the attack.
The first suspect is an Asian man of stocky build, believed to be in his late 20s and wearing sunglasses
The others are described as an Asian man in his early 20s and a black man thought to be approaching 30.
The attack happened at around 5.30pm on August 16. Investigating officer Detective Constable Manjit Gill said: “It’s understood there was some kind of argument leading up to the attack.
“It was a nasty incident that put one man in hospital and left his girlfriend battered and bruised. They ganged up to assault a man in broad daylight and then thought nothing of assaulting his girlfriend as she tried to intervene.
“The security cameras have captured very clear images of the men – I’m hoping people will recognise them and contact us.”
Anyone with information can call DC Manjit Gill at Bloxwich police station, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.