Police are seeking the man in the CCTV image as they believe he can help them with an investigation into an altercation.

On Wednesday at around 12.35pm, police were called to Selbourne Street in Preston following an altercation between two men inside and outside of a silver Vauxhall Astra.

The man in the CCTV image, who was one of the men involved in the altercation, is being treated as a potential victim of a crime.

Detectives are becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare and are asking for the public’s help in finding him.

The man, who was wearing a black puffer jacket, dark jeans and black trainers, has not been seen since the altercation and police now urgently need to speak to him.

Det Insp Paul Whitehead, of South CID, said: “We are at the very early stages of our investigation and we are still trying to establish a full picture of what has occurred.

"Our priority at the moment is locating the man in the CCTV to ensure he is safe and well.

“I would ask anybody who recognises him or anybody who has information on his whereabouts to call police straight away.

"Similarly, if anybody saw a silver Vauxhall Astra driving erratically in the area at that time I would ask them to contact us.”

Anybody with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting log 0538 of January 5.

For immediate sightings of the man in the CCTV call 999.