A MAN has suffered serious facial injuries after being attacked outside of a lap-dancing club.
A 35-year-old reveller was outside of the Little Black Book, on Whitby Street, in Hartlepool, at around 2.30am on Saturday, November 1, when he was approached by a man and assaulted.
The victim attended the University Hospital of North Tees, in Stockton, where he was treated for a fractured eye socket and cheekbone.
Doctors have said that he will need further treatment.
Today, a spokeswoman for Cleveland Police appealed for witnesses to come forward.
The suspect is described as a white male, aged in his late twenties to early thirties, around 6ft tall, and of muscular build, with brown hair.
He was wearing a white, long-sleeved shirt, blue jeans and black shoes.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Pc David Lester on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on (0800) 555111.