THIS is the face of a victim attacked by mistake.

Now Martin Moran has bravely had his photograph taken in a bid to solve the mystery and discover who hit him.

The intended victim must look like Mr Moran - and that man had recently been involved in an incident in a pub with the attacker.

Mr Moran, 45, was attacked on Slant Gate in Linthwaite at 7.35am on Monday.

He was driving his Fiat to work when he was flashed by another motorist and pulled over, thinking there must be something wrong with his own car.

The other driver then calmly walked up to Mr Moran's car and punched him in the face, leaving him badly bruised and concussed.

Mr Moran said: "The attacker simply said: `That's for the other night in the pub,' walked back to his car and drove away.

"But I've not been in a pub for ages so it certainly wasn't me.

"I can only think he saw me as I drove past and thought I was someone else. If people see what I look like, it may give them a clue as to who was the real target."

He added: "I'm really glad I didn't get out of my car. The man hit me with his right fist and I think he had something in his left hand, but I'm not sure what it was. He was just so calm."

The attacker was driving a black VW Golf and its registration began with a Y. It could be personalised.

Mr Moran has suffered from sickness and dizziness since the attack.

Pc Dave McSweeney, of Huddersfield police, said: "It certainly seems like a case of mistaken identity and we feel sure someone must know the attacker."

The attacker was white, in his late 30s or early 40s, 6ft, stocky with dark blond hair in a spiky crew cut.

He wore a light blue sweatshirt with rolled up sleeves, black jeans and two sleeper rings in his left ear. He also wore a gold band wedding ring.

Contact Pc Paul Cooper on 01484 436876.