Police have issued CCTV images in a bid to trace three men suspected of being involved in a violent attack near a city centre nightclub.

The incident occurred outside Club Salvation on Tanner Road, York, between 1.30am and 2am on Friday 19 October 2012, although information has just been released.

The 19-year-old male victim, from York, was assaulted by three unknown men. He was repeatedly punched in the face and head which knocked him to the ground, where he was then kicked a number of times to the head.

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The CCTV images recovered from the nightclub show two of the three suspects.

PC David Scaife, of the York Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “Thankfully the victim escaped serious injury but the level of violence he was subjected to could so easily have had devastating consequences."

If you can help, please call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for David Scaife. Or email david.scaife407@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk