Attacker broke eye socket, cheekbone and collarbone during incident outside Corn Exchange

Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a young man was assaulted outside the Corn Exchange in Devizes.

Officers have been following a number of lines of enquiry since the incident early on Sunday, December 23, and have now appealed to the public.

The incident occurred at about 1.30am and led to a 22-year-old man from the Devizes area being treated at Great Western Hospital in Swindon for a fractured eye socket, cheekbone and collarbone.

Another man sustained minor facial injuries.

Detective Constable Tom Allen, of Melksham CID, said: "The incident took place over the busy Christmas period and many people would have been in the smoking area outside the Corn Exchange when the assault occurred.

"I would appeal to the public to come forward with any information about this incident.

"It is often the case that the smallest piece of information can lead to a prosecution.

"Whilst this type of crime is uncommon in the Devizes area, the impact on the victims can be significant.

"Violence such as this can have dire consequences and will be dealt with robustly by Wiltshire Police."

Anyone who saw what happened, or who has any information, is asked to contact Det Con Tom Allen by calling 101.

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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