The victim had to undergo surgery after the attack in May.

POLICE are appealing for information after a serious assault in Ilfracombe which left a man hospitalised.

The 20-year-old victim had to undergo surgery after he was taken to North Devon District Hospital with a fractured cheekbone and cuts to his head.

The assault occurred around 3.15am on May 6 near Chick N Land in Ilfracombe High Street.

A police spokesman said: “Following an altercation a man was assaulted by being punched to the face causing him to fall to the ground sustaining further injury.

“There is no description of the offender but it is known that he was with a group of people including one woman.”

Police would like to hear from anyone who either witnessed the incident or has any information as to the identity of the offender.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting police reference CI/12//595.