POLICE on the Isle of Wight have traced a man they wanted to question in connection with an assault at Newport bus station.
A spokeswoman said they were grateful to members of the public who had responded to an appeal issued earlier today, when CCTV images of the man were released.
Police wanted to question the man in connection with an assault that took place on Sunday, February 3.
An 18-year-old man was standing at the Number 9 bus stand talking on his mobile phone in the early hours, when another man walked up and headbutted him in the face, giving him a nose bleed and bruised cheek.
Police described the suspect as a white man, aged between 18 and 20, with short, blond, spiky hair, and wearing a black gilet and yellow hoody.
PC Keith Haywood said: "This appears to be an unprovoked attack on someone who was making his way home after a night out with friends.
"We would like to talk to a woman who was waiting at the bus stand at the time of the assault and stepped in between the pair."
The attack took place between 2am and 2.30am and anyone with information should contact PC Haywood at Newport Police Station on 101, Mini-com users should contact 01962 875000, and information can be given anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
CCTV images of the man issued in connection with the earlier appeal have been removed from this site following a request by Hampshire Police.