A MAN suffered a fracture to his eye socket after an assault in Poole town centre.

Officers investigating the incident are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

The incident occurred outside Munchies in Orchard Plaza at around 9.30pm on Friday, April 30.

The victim, a man aged in his 30s, was reportedly approached by a group of men and one of them punched him to the face.

He suffered a fracture to his eye socket as a result of the assault.

The offender is described as white and was wearing a black Puffa-style jacket, black tracksuit bottoms and black trainers.

Detective constable Jo Poultney, of Bournemouth CID, said: “We are continuing to investigate this assault and from our enquiries we believe there were a number of people in the area at the time of the incident.

“I would urge any witnesses who have not already spoken to police, or anyone who has information that might assist our investigation, to please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email to 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210068073.