A man was left with a broken jaw after an assault in Banbury.

At 11.30pm on Saturday, three men, aged in their 20s and 30s, and were walking on High Street, when they encountered another group of men by Church Lane at the junction of Butchers Row.

The second group started to abuse and insult the three men, and then threatened them. The trio were then assaulted.

The victims sought refuge in the Coach & Horses pub where the offenders tried to enter but door staff refused them entry.

Two of the men required hospital treatment but they have since been discharged.

One man received a double fracture to his jaw, the second received bruising and swelling to the face and the third escaped any injury.

It is believed that the offenders were a group of men with at least three of them wearing white T-shirts.

Thames Valley Police are now appealing for witnesses and ask anyone who may have witnessed the assault to come forward and call 101 quoting reference 43210415051.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Grahame Lea of Banbury CID, said: “We are appealing for witnesses following this unprovoked assault that happened on what would have been a busy Saturday night in Banbury."