Man suffered serious face injuries in assault

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A man suffered serious face injuries after being punched in the head during an early morning assault in Wakefield.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the assault in Westgate at around 5am on Tuesday, September 22.

The 23-year-old man was walking past takeaway when he was punched to the side of the head by an unknown person.

The victim was treated at Pinderfields Hospital for serious facial injuries.

PC Paul Starbuck of Wakefield Police said: “There were people around at the time of the incident, some of which helped the victim, and I would appeal to them to come forward, as it is possible they witnessed the assault and may be able to help identify those responsible”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Wakefield District Police on 101 regarding police log number 13150387937.

Information can also be given anonymously to the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

Enquiries are ongoing.