Police are looking for information after a man lost vision in one of his eyes after four men beat him during a serious attack in County Durham last month. 

Officers from Durham Police are looking into reports of the incident, which happened at around 8.15pm on October 27 on Station Road in Seaham. 

The man is said to have been walking opposite Kestrel Store in the seaside town when he was approached by four men walking on the same street. 

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The victim, a 39-year-old man, is then said to have been attacked by the four men in a suspected unprovoked assault. 

During the incident, the victim sustained injuries to his face and has since lost the sight in one of his eyes.

An investigation is ongoing but officers want to speak to anyone who might have been in the area at the time, specifically two women and another man who were seen walking along the road and several vehicles including a potential taxi that were seen passing just beforehand.

If you have any information, call 101, quoting incident reference number 412 of October 27, Peterlee CID on 0191 3752612 or email Detective Sergeant Victoria Ford at victoria.ford-stubbs@durham.police.uk.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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