Woman 'slapped in the face' after waking sleeping man in Brighton pizza restaurant

Police are investigating an assault in a Brighton pizza restaurant after a member of staff woke a sleeping man who then became aggressive.

The assulat took place at around 4.30pm on Thursday, January 31, police said.

Police released CCTV of a man they wish to speak to after the assault

Police released CCTV of a man they wish to speak to after the assault

Officers have now released an image of a man they wish to speak to in connection with the incident.

A Sussex Police spokesperson said: "A woman was working in Casa Della Pizza, in North Street, when she became aware of a man asleep in the premises.

"She went to wake him up, at which point he became aggressive. Another staff member intervened and a physical altercation ensued, resulting in the woman being slapped in the face, causing her to fall backwards.

"She sustained minor injuries and declined an ambulance.

"The man was eventually ejected from the premises."

Anyone with information should contact police online, or call 101 with the crime reference 794 of 31/01.