A man suffered a deep wound to the face after being attacked on Boxing Day.

The 41-year-old victim was attacked in the junction of Egremont Road and West Drive, Brighton.

He was walking with his dog towards Queens Park when he was approached by a man and a woman at about 4.45pm.

After a verbal argument the man punched the victim in the face causing a deep wound five inches long on his left cheek.

The victim was treated for his injury at the Royal Sussex County Hospital.

The suspect is described as white, aged in his 20's and wearing a jumper.

Detective Constable Darran Newman said: "The motive for this assault is not clear at present, and anyone who saw what happened is asked to call us."

Witnesses can call police on 101 or email 101@sussex.pnn.police.ukquoting serial 739 of 26/12.