A TEENAGER may need plastic surgery after he was attacked in a Huddersfield village.
The 17-year-old had left his girlfriend's home and was waiting for a lift on Highgate Lane in Lepton when he was approached by two teenagers at 9.10pm on Wednesday.
One started to argue with him and the other hit him on the side of the head before fleeing.
The victim suffered a split ear and a gash to the head.
He was taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary but has now been referred to Bradford Royal Infirmary for possible plastic surgery.
Sgt Tim O'Sullivan, of Huddersfield police, said: "The attack happened near the post office and takeaway on Highgate Lane.
"Someone may well have seen what happened and who was responsible and we would urge them to come forward.
"This was a nasty, unprovoked attack which has left the victim with a serious injury."
The assailant is a dark skinned teenager aged 16 or 17 with a shaved head.
He is about 5ft 6ins tall and wore a distinctive red and black duffel coat and jeans.
His accomplice is white, also aged 16 or 17, 6ft 2ins with a thin face and he wore a black hooded top.
Contact CID on 01484 436582.