Bedfordshire Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday (August 27) which left a 23-year-old victim with a fractured cheek and fractured eye socket.

The incident happened at around 2.45am when the victim and a friend were walking past The Pad nightclub in Lurke Street, Bedford.

The pair were approached by a group of Asian men and one asked for a cigarette, but when the victim said he did not have any the group punched him to the floor and the victim lost consciousness.

It is believed that following the assault the offenders ran towards St Cuthberts Street…..

….The victim has been able to describe two of his attackers who were both Asian – possibly Pakistani or Bengali.

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