The victim of an attack during ‘a disturbance’ in Dunstable town centre was left unconscious on the pavement and may suffer hearing loss.
Now police are appealing for witnesses to the assault on the 33-year-old man, in High Street North, in the early hours of Saturday, August 31.
The injured man was taken to the Luton & Dunstable Hospital, with a fractured jaw, facial cuts and bruising and damage to a bone in his left ear which could cause deafness.
He was left unconscious after an altercation involving a group of men outside the White Horse pub, at about 2.20am.
The man received treatment from paramedics before being taken to hospital.
PC Cheryldeen Liversidge is urging anyone who saw what happened to come forward to help police to establish the circumstances of the attack.
The officer said: “There were lots of people out in Dunstable and these people may be able to help officers piece together exactly what started this disturbance and may be able to help identify the people involved.”
A 23-year-old man arrested at the scene has been released on police bail, pending further enquiries.
Anyone who has information about what happened is urged to contact PC Liversidge at Luton Police Station, in confidence, on 01582 394100, or call the non-emergency police number 101.
Information can be texted to 07786 200011. Or contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.