POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man suffered a broken cheekbone in an assault.
The 24-year-old was attacked at around 12.30am on Sunday, December 22.
The incident happened in Lucan Street, to the rear of Loons nightclub.
A Cleveland Police spokeswoman said up to four men were involved in the assault
The victim suffered three fractures to his cheekbone and police say he also sustained other facial injuries.
Any witnesses are asked to contact PC Mick Johnson, from Hartlepool Police, on the non-emergency 101 number or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.