CCTV appeal after assault near pizza shop

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POLICE have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to following an assault that left the victim with injuries so serious they required plastic surgery.

The assault took place in the early hours of Saturday, December 20, 2014 on North Road in Durham City, near to the Pizza Time take-away.

The victim, a 54-year-old man from the Durham area, sustained a large cut to his head and significant damage to his teeth during the attack.

The man in the image is described as of medium build, with dark hair and wearing a yellow long-sleeved shirt with dark trousers and dark shoes.

Anyone with information that might assist police investigations into the incident, or help identify the man in the image, is asked to call PC Gavin Reay on 101 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.