Police are looking for the man in the photo to assist with enquiries after an officer was punched and another spat at whilst breaking up a fight.
The incident took place at 5 am on Monday, November 1 when the patrolling officers noticed a disturbance in Angel Row, Nottingham city centre and went over to intercept the fight, which the men then began to verbally abuse them.
A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of public order offences and assaulting an emergency worker.
In the meantime, police believed another officer have been surrounded and hit by a group, who fled from the scene shortly after the officer’s emergency button was activated to call for back up.
Police have now released the above image of a man that they say “could assist with their enquiries into the incident”.
PC Alex Smedley, from Nottinghamshire Police, said: “An officer’s job above all else is to protect the public.
“They were simply doing their job trying to break up a fight, and their attempts to help were met with violence.”
He added: “It is always shocking to hear reports of this nature and it should not simply be considered as part of the job to expect or withstand such behaviour.”
He said the police and the courts sought to take robust actions on anyone suspected of assaulting an emergency worker and would continue to make thorough enquiries.
Anybody who recognises the man in photo, or witnessed the incident, is urged to contact the police on 101, quoting incident 99 of November 1, 2021.
Information can also be provided anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.