POLICE are appealing for information after an 18-year-old man was assaulted in a nightclub in Whitby.

The incident happened in the early hours of Sunday, February 23, in Raw on Wellington Road.

The victim suffered a broken nose, severe facial bruising and lost a number of teeth after being hit in the face. He was treated at the scene by paramedics.

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Two men aged 21, both from Whitby, were arrested in connection with the assault, have since been released on bail to allow for further police enquiries.

Anyone with any information should contact Whitby police on 101, select option two and ask for PC Gavin Brown; or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555-111.