A POLICE appeal has been launched after a woman was left unconscious following an attack on New Year's Eve in the town centre.

It’s reported that officers were called to Peel Street following an unprovoked attack at about 2am.

A 33-year-old woman was reportedly walking along the street when she was pushed from behind - she then hit her head and lost consciousness.

Sergeant Neil Crossland said: “An investigation was launched following the report being made and enquiries and CCTV work has taken place since.

“The victim sustained swelling and bruising to her face, later receiving treatment at hospital.

“We are now appealing for witnesses, dash cam footage and information that may be able to help us progress our enquiries.

“If you believe you can help please call 101 quoting incident number 315 of January 1, 2022.”