A MAN was left unconscious with major head injuries after being assaulted.

It happened at about 11.30pm on Saturday in High Street West, Redcar.

Police say the 35-year-old victim was found unconscious with major head and facial injuries.

It is it believed he was assaulted by unknown persons.

He received treatment at James Cook University Hospital for a fractured skull, fractured eye socket and other facial injuries.

He has since been released.

A police spokesperson said: "Officers believe there was a party going on nearby on High Street West and would ask anyone who witnessed the incident to contact police."

Anyone with information or anyone who witnessed the assault is asked to contact DC Rebecca Taylor on the non-emergency 101 number, quoting the event number 100870.

Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org