Sussex glass attack man still being treated a year on

Image caption Officers want to speak to anyone who can identify any of the men in the CCTV image

A builder who was severely injured when a glass was thrust into his face in a Sussex bar is still receiving medical treatment a year after the attack.

Michael Starks, 29, who lives near Lingfield, Surrey, needed emergency plastic surgery after the assault in East Grinstead on 28 November 2009.

Sussex Police said the assailant disappeared after being escorted out of Ja Ja Bar after the attack.

Detectives want to speak to the man who escorted the offender from the bar.

Officers also want to trace three men who were seen drinking with the assailant.

Blood transfusions

Sussex Police have issued a CCTV image and want to speak to anyone who can identify any of the men seen in it.

Det Insp Russ Sheppard said: "Someone out there must know who these men are. Mr Starks was having a quiet drink with friends when he was assaulted.

"This was a nasty unprovoked attack which has mentally and physically scarred him for life.

"If you know who did this, or witnessed the attack and have not yet spoken to police, I urge you to come forward."

Mr Starks lost six pints of blood and needed four blood transfusions after the attack, which happened at about midnight in the bar on London Road.

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