POLICE are trying to trace a Good Samaritan who went to the assistance of a man badly beaten up in a pub toilet.

The victim suffered multiple broken ribs and a punctured lung in the vicious assault in Yeovil.

Officers were called to The Arrow, in The Forum, after the man in his 20s had been assaulted.

The incident in the men's toilets took place on Sunday, June 13, shortly after 8.50pm.

The victim needed hospital treatment but has since been released.

PC Jessica Forsey said: “Enquiries into what happened, including reviewing CCTV footage, are ongoing.

“We’re keen to hear from anyone who witnessed what happened, but especially would ask the young male who helped the victim back on to his feet after the assault to get in touch to let us know if they saw anything that could help our investigation.

“If you can help us, please contact us online or on 101 giving the call-handler reference number 5221134648.”