A police appeal has been launched after a man suffered a fractured jaw in an attack in Harborough town centre.
The 29-year-old victim was in the Church Street and High Street area of Harborough sometime between midnight and 3am on Sunday, October 6, when he sustained the injuries.
Police said the incident was reported the following day but at the time as it was not clear whether he had been a victim of crime.
In a statement released today, police said that following extensive enquiries and after viewing CCTV footage from the area on the night it had come to their attention that the victim was assaulted.
PC Malc Roberts is investigating the incident.
He said: “We appreciate that the incident did take place some time ago but it has recently come to light that the victim was assaulted.
“We are very keen to speak to a woman who answered the victim’s mobile telephone and spoke to his partner and she also placed him in a taxi.
“If you recall this and think this person may be you please contact the police, we would also like to identify and speak to anyone who saw a distinctive looking man wearing dark or black, three-quarter length trousers.
“If you know anything about the incident please contact us. Any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, could help with our enquiries.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC 2178 Malc Roberts on 101, follow the instructions to leave a message for a police officer and when prompted key in the officer’s identification number 2178.
Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, which is free and anonymous, on 0800 555 111.