A man was left needing surgery after his nose was broken in an assault outside a nightclub in Hitchin.

The incident took place between 3.30am and 3.55am on Sunday, September 17, when following a commotion, a group of men attacked the victim outside a nightclub in Churchyard.

It is alleged that one of the men punched him in the back of the head, causing a suspected broken nose, requiring surgery, after hitting the floor.

"We are appealing for information relating to the incident which occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning," said Detective Constable Remi Whates, investigating.

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"Anyone who was in the area at the time or has any footage of the reported incident, please contact police."

Anyone who believes they have information is asked to contact DC Whates via remi.whates@herts.police.uk.

You can report information online at herts.police.uk/report, via online web chat at herts.police.uk/contact, or by calling the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 41/74488/23.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.