Police are looking to identify a man pictured in surveillance footage outside a Porirua bar after two men were allegedly assaulted early on Wednesday morning.

The two men received “significant injuries” with one requiring surgery as a result of the incident outside a Lydney Place bar, according to police.

Officers are investigating the “serious assault” that took place at about 1.30am on Wednesday, a police spokesperson said.

“Police are looking to identify the male pictured, as we believe he may be able to assist with our enquiries.

“We would also like to speak to members of the public who witnessed the incident, and anyone who has video footage of the assault.”

People with information are urged to call 105 with file number 231217/0854