New witnesses come forward after appeal

Promising new leads are being followed up by police after an appeal for witnesses to an assault in Market Harborough last month.

A man was left with a broken jaw in the attack, which happened at the taxi rank near the front of the Oxfam charity shop in High Street at about 3am on Sunday, December 14. Leicestershire Police released a witness appeal on January 2.

Two men were assaulted as they tried to get into a taxi.

One of the victims suffered a broken jaw and needed hospital treatment for his injuries.

The victims were getting into a cab when they were approached from behind and assaulted by a group of two or three men.

One of the suspects is described as white, between about 20 to 25-years-old, and of slim but muscular build. He is also described as being slightly taller than 5ft10ins, had black hair and was wearing a baby-blue coloured top.

PC 2146 Yassin Desai, who is the investigating officer, said: “It was a busy weekend in the run-up to Christmas and I believe there will be people who witnessed the incident who have not come forward and spoken to police. If you believe you have any information which could help our investigation please get in touch.”

A police spokeswoman told the Mail that two potential witnesses have already come forward since the police appeal, one with a description of the attackers.

Anyone with further information should call PC Desai on the police 101 number, or contact Crimestoppers, which is anonymous, on 0800 555 111.