Police in Forres have launched an appeal for witnesses after a man was left with minor injuries following an assault.
The incident took place on the town’s High Street, near to the Speedy Pepper takeaway shop, at around 2.15am on Sunday.
A 26-year-old man sustained minor injuries and was taken to Dr Gray’s Hospital in Elgin.
PC Jamie Barclay said: “I understand that the high street was busy with members of the public at the time of this incident and so it was undoubtedly witnessed by bystanders.
“I am particularly keen to trace two females who were seen attempting to intervene and prevent the assault.
“The first female is described as being aged between 45-65 years old with short grey hair, wearing glasses and dark coloured clothing.
“The second female is described as being aged between 35 and 45 years old with shoulder length brown hair and was seen to be wearing a blue or green anorak with a fur lined hood.
“Anyone with information regarding this incident or suggestions as to the identity of the two females mentioned is asked to contact officers at the Elgin Divisional Alcohol and Violence Reduction Unit by calling 101 and quoting reference number 0550 of 20 January.”