A man has been left with a broken nose and eye socket following an attack in Mansfield.
The 29-year-old man, from Mansfield, was discovered on the ground, covered in mud by police officers in Lime Tree Place, Ratcliffe Gate, at 1.54am on New Year’s Eve.
He is believed to have been set upon by three white men who spoke in Polish earlier that night and police are now appealing to the local community for more information about the attack.
Detective Neil Allsop said: “This is a serious, wanton assault which has left the victim with some nasty, very visible injuries.
“If anyone has any information about his attackers, please get in touch with us.
“I would particularly like to speak with a passer-by with either a young child or a push chair who may have disturbed the attackers before they ran off.”
The injured man was taken to Kings Mill Hospital and released the following day (Sunday 1 January 2012).
Witnesses or anyone with information about the perpetrators of the attack are asked to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.