A young woman was knocked unconscious in a homophobic assault in a Rowley Regis fish and chip shop.

The 23-year-old victim was with her partner in Supreme Fish Bar on the High Street when a man shouted homophobic abuse at the couple before assaulting her, knocking her unconscious.

She suffered severe bruising and swelling to her head and face, which required hospital treatment.

An investigation is underway into the incident which took place on Sunday February 15 at 2.30am and police want to speak to anyone with information.

Pc Matt Clarke from Old Hill police station said: “This was a particularly violent attack on a young woman who stood little chance of defending herself against her attacker.

“The incident was completely unprovoked and we are keen to find the man responsible for inflicting such nasty injuries.”

The offender is described as a bald white man, aged between 45 and 50, five foot five, of stocky build. He was wearing a dark blue jumper and jeans.

The offender was accompanied by a woman, who is described as white, also aged between 45 and 50, around five foot five, of a heavy build, with short bobbed mousey hair. She was wearing a light top.

Anyone with information can call Old Hill police station on 0845 113 5000 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.