Police need public help to find a man who broke a teenager’s jaw in a town centre assault.
Two men approached a 17-year-old victim in Tunbridge Wells, with one punching him the face and knocking him to the floor.
As the victim lay on the floor the same man punched him again.
The assault took place in Mount Pleasant Road, close to the junction with Dudley Road, at 12.45am on Friday, October 10.
The attacker is described as white, bald and aged in his late 20s to 30s.
He is of slim build and around 5ft 10ins tall. At the time he was wearing a grey Adidas jumper and had a number of tattoos.
The man who was walking with the offender is described as white, in his mid-20s and also had tattoos.
"This was a vicious and unprovoked assault on a young man who had spent an evening celebrating a friend’s birthday" - DC Ben Clatworthy
He had short spikey ginger hair and was wearing a blue polo t-shirt.
Detective Constable Ben Clatworthy said: "This was a vicious and unprovoked assault on a young man who had spent an evening celebrating a friend’s birthday.
"He has now had to have metal plates inserted into his jaw and has been unable to return to work, such are the extent of his injuries.
"This occurred at a time when many people would have been making their way home from late night bars in the town and it is likely that a number of people would have witnessed this attack.
"It is believed that a group of females may have tried to help the victim before one of them was also pushed over."
Anyone with information should call 01732 379140 quoting reference YY/020684/14.