A man was assaulted by a gang of attackers in Consett on the late May bank holiday.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the incident in Delves Lane, on Woody Close between 9pm and 9.30pm on Monday May 27.

A man in his thirties was reportedly attacked by a group of four or five men.

The victim was hit in the head, punched and kicked while on the ground, police said. He was left with a bust lip, swelling around the eye and cuts and bruises to his body.

The perpetrators are then said to have smashed the windows of the victim’s car with either a hammer or metal bar before fleeing the scene.

They left in two cars, believed to be a green 4x4 and a black Nissan Juke.

Officers are now appealing for witnesses and more information in a bid to find the men.

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One of the suspects has been described as white, 5ft7in, of a medium build, with mousy brown/blonde hair, and wearing glasses and a retro tracksuit top.

Police have not described the other men involved.

A police spokesperson said: “Anyone with information about the assault should contact PC Robson at Consett Police on 101, quoting incident number 374 of May 27.”