POLICE have identified a man they wished to speak to in connection with an assault in Taunton in December.

The assault involved a man in his 30s who was attacked after intervening to try to stop a group of teenagers vandalising cars in a Taunton street.

The incident happened around 1am on December 14 on St Augustine Street in Taunton.

READ MORE: Police appeal following assault in St Augustine Street, Taunton

Two 18-year-old men and a 17-year-old boy arrested in connection with the incident remain released under investigation.

"We’ve now identified a man in a CCTV image we released after a man was assaulted by a number of people in Taunton on 14 December," said an Avon and Somerset Police spokesperson.

"We’d like to thank those who shared our appeal and who called in with information."

Enquiries are ongoing.