A MAN faces the possibility of surgery to his face after being headbutted and kicked in the head for no reason on a night out.

Mark Sloan, 27, from Stockton, is also in agony due to a damaged nerve in his cheek and has vowed never to go out in Middlesbrough again following the attack.

Mr Sloan sustained a broken cheekbone and two fractures to his left eye socket after being attacked in Walkabout, Corporation Road, Middlesbrough at about 1am on Sunday, April 28.

The married man, who works at Carter steel stockholders in Stockton, explained he had been on a night out with his wife, Natalie, and a few friends but the couple decided to leave. He was approached by an aggressive man near the foyer.

Mr Sloan said: “I’d never seen him before in my life. I remember the aggression on his face, but I can’t remember anything he said.

"As I was talking to him a lad came from the side and headbutted me on the cheek. I fell down on the floor and someone kicked me twice in the face. It was totally unprovoked.”

Mrs Sloan went to find the door staff but the two attackers returned to the pub and weren’t caught.

The couple went home but next day went to the University Hospital of North Tees in Stockton where Mr Sloan was transferred to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough. He went to work on Monday but was sent home as he was in agony.

Mr Sloan, who will find out if he needs surgery tomorrow (Wednesday, May 1), said: “I’ll never, ever go back to Middlesbrough for a night out again.”

Police are appealing for information and one of the men was wearing a long-sleeved pink shirt. Call the police non-emergency number on 101.