Nose broken in ‘nasty’ town centre attack

A HARROGATE man was knocked unconscious and left with a broken nose in a ‘nasty and unprovoked’ attack in the town centre.

The 38-year-old, who had just left the Alexandra pub, was caught in a scuffle on Cambridge Crescent between the Cenotaph and the Yorkshire Building Society.

He and his friend stopped and spoke to a group of around a dozen men in their late teens and early 20s, when one raised his fists and moved towards them.

Trying to protect his friend, the victim was knocked to the ground, leaving him unconscious.

He was later treated for a broken nose and suspected fractured cheekbone at Harrogate District Hospital.

Police are seeking witnesses to the attack, which took place at 9.30pm on Friday, April 29.

Constable Joseph Swaine, of the Harrogate Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “This was a nasty and unprovoked attack which left the man with nasty injuries.

“I am urging anyone who knows anything about this assault to come forward as I need to speak to them as soon as possible. I would especially like to hear from members of the group who were not involved with the assault.”

If you can assist, contact PC Joseph Swaine at Harrogate Police Station on 0845 60 60 24 7 quoting reference number 12110070338, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.