POLICE are appealing for information after a woman was attacked while walking home after a night out in Nelson.

Between 10 p.m. and 10-30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 12th, the 31-year-old was walking home when she was the victim of a violent and unprovoked assault by four men.

Her injuries were serious and included cracked ribs, facial cuts and internal bleeding. The victim was hospitalised for several days and was severely traumatised.

Three of the offenders are described as Asian males wearing dark clothes, aged in their 20s, of slim build and average height. The fourth is also described as an Asian male in his early 30s, of large build, with short dark hair wearing spectacles and sporting a full beard.

Detective Constable Kim Bradshaw said: “This was a despicable and completely unprovoked attack on a lone female who was simply making her way home after a night out. I realise some time has passed since the attack but I would urge the public to get in touch with the police if they know anything at all about it. I would also ask the males involved to examine their own consciences and do the right thing by coming forward to explain their actions. I can be contacted directly on 01282 472190 or if anyone wants to remain anonymous they can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”