A father of two young children has undergone emergency surgery after being punched in an unprovoked assault.
The 38-year-old had to have a plate inserted into his face after his cheekbone was broken in four places following the sickening incident.
The incident happened at 11-15pm on Sunday, August 25th, when the victim, from the Brunshaw area, was walking home on Harry Potts Way when he was punched by a man in his early 20s.
He said: “I was with a friend who was asked for a cigarette by this man who then punched me for no reason whatsoever.
“I had never seen him before and have no idea why he did it.
“I am really upset because my two young children have had to see their dad’s injuries which look very bad.”
The officer in the case, DC Ian McLean, said: “This unprovoked assault could have a life-changing impact on the victim and I would ask that any witnesses contact me on 01282472142 or 101 quoting the log reference.
“One of the men who was in company with the offender even apologised to the victim following the assault and I would urge this man to come forward.”
The offender is described as being a white man, aged around 20 years old, 5ft.9in. tall and of stocky athletic build.
He had blonde hair with a fringe which was very short at the sides and slightly longer on top and was wearing a dark blue t-shirt which was tight on his biceps.
People with information can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org.