A 21-year-old man has been taken to hospital in Bath with a broken jaw after being assaulted in the Tesco Extra car park in Trowbridge.

Officers from Wiltshire Police CID are investigating the assault, which took place early yesterday morning.

At about 1.30am, the victim had arranged to meet friends near the bike rack in the Tesco Extra car park when he was approached by two men who he did not know.

One of them hit him round the head from behind causing him to suffer a broken jaw.

The victim attended the Royal United Hospital in Bath where he remains today.

It is not clear in which direction the suspects left, but the first man is described as aged in his 40s, short, bald, with a goatee-style beard. He was wearing a dark coloured coat and joggers.

The second man is described as aged in his 20s, tall, and wearing a hoody-style jumper or coat.

Det Con Rob Goacher said: “This was a nasty incident which has left a man with a broken jaw which will require surgery.

“We are keen to hear from any witnesses or anyone who was in the area of Tesco during the early hours of Sunday morning.

"I know a lot of people were out and about enjoying Christmas parties so I am hopeful that someone may have seen something which could help us with our enquiries.”

Call 101 and quote crime reference number 54190124043.

Alternatively, information can be left anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.