Police have issued an appeal for witnesses following a street brawl between men near the taxi rank in New Quay Road in the early hours of December 21.
It happened at about 2.30am and left one man suffering from a serious injury, resulting in admission to James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough.
Two men were arrested in connection with the incident and have been released under investigation while enquiries continue.
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Officers are asking members of the public to get in touch as they believe there was a large crowd that gathered and watched events unfold and they will have information that will help the investigation. There may also be vehicle dash cam footage of the incident.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Nick Burton or email [email protected]
If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Please quote reference number 12190232746.