A MAN is recovering after an attack at the Merry Hill centre left him in hospital with head injuries.

Cops from Brierley Hill released CCTV images of four men they believe hold vital information to assist the inquiry.

The victim, aged 30, was approached by four men outside Marks and Spencer at Merry Hill and assaulted at around 6.30pm on Friday February 15.

The men in the images are all described as black males.

The first has short black hair, medium to stocky build, in his 20s, wearing dark jeans (possibly two tone), dark hoodie top with a large circular white emblem on front, dark Nike trainers with a white stripe on the side.

The second has short hair, slim build, wearing blue jeans, white trainers, blue or black jacket with white stripes on arms, light coloured t-shirt.

The third is described as slim to medium build, late teens to early 20s, short black hair, wearing blue or black hoodie, blue jeans, and black top.

The fourth man is slim to medium build, wearing blue jeans, dark Nike trainers, lightweight sports jacket with hood and white stripes down sleeves.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with information is urged to contact Brierley Hill police station on 0845 113 5000 or crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.