POLICE are appealing for witnesses following an assault in which a man was punched to the head.

The assault took place outside Scarborough Train Station on Sunday, April 9 2017.

It happened shortly before 8pm, when the 52-year-old victim was walking past the train station and was approached by two men and one woman.

One of the men approached the victim from behind and punched him in the side of the face, causing a black eye.

This attacker is described as a white man, aged 20-25, 5ft 6” tall, of slim build with short black hair. He was wearing a grey hoodie and black trousers.

The other man is described as a white man in his late 40s/early 50s, 5ft 8” tall and of big build.

The woman is described as white, aged 20-25, 5ft 7’’ tall, of a big build with long blonde hair. She was wearing a blue top and black trousers.

Following the incident, the group made off in the direction of Valley Bridge Parade.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has any information, is asked to contact police. Dial 101, press 2 and ask to speak to PC Robert Wardle or email robert.wardle@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk,

Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Quote reference number 12170060799 when passing on any information.