A TEENAGER had his jaw broken in an assault in Scarborough, police said yesterday.
They have launched an investigation into the incident, which left the 18-year-old male requiring treatment at York District Hospital.
In is understood that the youth was assaulted after attending a party in the area of Queen’s Terrace, off New Queen Street.
He was punched in the face by an unknown man, before he was rushed to hospital where he was treated for the broken jaw.
The incident occurred on Saturday, June 11 at around 2am, although the incident was not reported to police until four days later.
Police have so far been unable to trace the suspect, but yesterday issued a description of the man they want to speak to in relation to the attack.
The suspected perpetrator is said to have been white, aged around 22, 5ft 10in tall, of medium build and had short dark hair.
There is no description of his clothing.
PC Paul Rogers, who is investigating the assault, yesterday launched an appeal for anyone with information or who may have witnessed the incident to get in touch.
PC Rogers, said: “This was a nasty assault causing a very serious injury to the victim.
“I am appealing for anyone, whether they witnessed the incident, or has any information about who could be responsible, to come forward.
“Some people may have information but do not want to contact the police. You can still supply information but remain anonymous by contacting Crimestoppers.”
Scarborough Police can be contacted on 0845 6060247. Reference number 12110098257 should be quoted.
Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
Members of the public who supply information to Crimestoppers leading to an arrest may qualify for a cash reward.