Man sustains double broken jaw in Doncaster assault

Police tape.
Police tape.

A 25-year-old man became the victim of a serious assault, that left him unable to speak and with a double broken jaw, after accidentally bumping into a stranger in Doncaster town centre.

The incident occurred at around 4.30am on Saturday, January 25 when the man was walking from Lazarus Court, towards Hall Gate.

He was opposite the Army Recruitment Office, when he accidentally bumped into an unknown man who was walking in the opposite direction.

As a result, it is then alleged that the unknown man accused the Doncaster man of being clever, before punching him once in the face.

The Doncaster man was taken to hospital, where he underwent surgery for two fractures to the jaw.

The unknown man, who was believed to be with a group of other men at the time of the assault, is described as a black, over 6ft tall, of muscular build.

He is thought to have been wearing a hooded top.

DC Szedzielarz said: “We have launched an investigation into the circumstances of this assault.

“The 25-year-old man was left with serious injuries and we would appreciate any assistance from members of the public who witnessed the assault.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident number 480 of January 26 2015. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111