POLICE are investigating after a man was punched to the ground and kicked.

It took place at around 8.25pm on Saturday, February 16, in Kings Drive, near to Guthrum Place, Newton Aycliffe.

Around three to four men approached the victim before one of them punched the victim to the floor and kicked him.

He was left with cuts and bruises to his head.

Anyone with information in relation to the assault is asked to contact PC 2456 Booth on 101, quoting crime number CRI00179459.