Police seek assault witnesses

POLICE are looking for witnesses after a man was assaulted in the Viper Rooms in Harrogate.

Around 1am on Friday, July 22, a 19-year-old local man was approached by another man on the dance floor.

The offender struck the victim over the head with a bottle, causing a cut above his right eye and bruising to his forehead. The victim was taken to Harrogate District Hospital for treatment and discharged later that morning.

DC Stephen Williams of Harrogate CID said: “This was a nasty assault which appears to be unprovoked. I am appealing to anyone who was in the Viper Rooms and saw what happened to contact the police.”

Anyone who witnessed the assault or who has information about the incident should call Harrogate CID on 0845 6060247 quoting reference 12110121546. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.