York police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted on a forecourt in the city.

It occurred at around 11.30pm on Tuesday 22 July, on the forecourt of the Jet garage in Lawrence Street.

A group of around four or five people approached a group already at the garage and were verbally abusive towards them, before the assault took place.

As a result of the incident a 22-year-old York man was knocked to the ground and suffered a broken nose, suspected broken jaw and bruises to his face.

PC Alan Collier, of York Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “This was a nasty and apparently unprovoked assault which left a man needing hospital treatment.

“If you have any information which could assist my investigation I urge you to come forward.”

Anyone who can help with this enquiry should contact York police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Alan Collier or, information can be emailed to alan.collier@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, quoting reference number 12140122338.