Police in Bristol have issued an urgent appeal after a child was physically assaulted outside a Co-op store in the city.

Officers have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in relation to the attack, which happened outside the supermarket in Wells Road, Totterdown.

According to Avon and Somerset Police, the child - a young boy - was “struck in the face” by a man.

The incident happened around 11.45am on Tuesday, September 24.

The man pictured in the CCTV appeal has short dark hair and is wearing sunglasses.

The man was wearing a distinctive t-shirt. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

He is also seen wearing distinctive clothing - including a dark t-shirt with the words ‘The Doctor’ and the number ‘46’ in fluorescent type on the front.

We’re releasing two CCTV images of a man we’d like to speak to after a child was assaulted in Bristol.

Avon and Somerset Police