Man suffers broken jaw in town attack

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A MAN suffered a broken jaw in an apparently unprovoked street attack in Doncaster town centre.

Police are now appealing for information about the incident after the 34-year-old was assaulted in the early hours of the morning.

The incident was in Hallgate, in the town centre, and left the victim needing surgery.

The man was walking home along Hallgate after a night out, between 3.15am and 3.20am on March 13, say police.

Details about the incident have only just been released.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “When he was near to the junction with Princess Street, a silver Vauxhall Astra or Vauxhall Vectra pulled up alongside him and a male got out.

“He punched the man once on the chin and the man fell to the ground unconscious.”

The attacker then climbed back into the car and drove off along Bennethorpe, heading out of the town centre.

The man who carried out the attack is described as white, clean shaven, with close cropped fair hair.

He was wearing a green Pringle style golf jumper with a diamond pattern, and brown trousers.

The victim, who has not been named by police, was left with a broken jaw as a result of the attack and had to undergo an operation at Rotherham General Hospital for his injuries.

A force spokesman said there appeared to be no motive for the attack.

They urged any witnesses who may have seen the incident or with any information about the vehicle or the occupants to come forward.

Witnesses or anyone with information can call police quoting incident 80 of March 13. They can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.