A MAN in his 50s who tried to take a picture of a car driving dangerously at night had a tooth punched out of his head.

The man was walking along The Leys Park in Witney with friends at about 11.30pm on Friday, July 27, when a white Vauxhall Corsa sped past them without its headlights on.

The car stopped ahead and four men got out and started talking to a another group already stood on the street.

Infuriated by the dangerous way the car had been driven, one of the victims tried to take a picture of the registration plate.

The group of men took exception to this and surrounded the victim and his friends.

One of the car group then punched the man in his 50s in the face.

He and his friends walked away, and it was only later he realised he had lost a tooth.

After going to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford and an X-Ray revealed he had a broken jaw.

The offender is white, in his early twenties, 5ft to 5ft 4ins tall, clean shaven with short dark hair, average build with high cheekbones. He was wearing a dark top and spoke with a cockney accent, the victim said.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Bryan Groves said: "We are appealing for witnesses following this assault in which a man received serious injuries.

"We are asking anyone who was in the area and may have witnessed this assault to come forward.

"If you have information please contact Thames Valley Police via our website or by calling 101 quoting reference 43180231313."