POLICE are appealing for witnesses to an assault on a 17-year-old boy.

The incident occurred shortly after midnight in the early hours of Saturday, December 14, outside Lazenby Social Club on High Street, Lazenby.

Police believe at least four people were involved in an altercation outside of the social club, where a 17-year-old was punched.

He was taken to James Cook University Hospital and received treatment for a broken jaw.

A 19-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm. He has been released under investigation whilst enquiries continue.

Officers are asking for any witnesses to the incident to contact DC Lindsay Forbes from Redcar CID on the non-emergency 101 number, quoting the event number 212142. Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.