A MAN needed plastic surgery after suffering a vicious unprovoked attack.
The 39-year-old victim was pounced on by the scruffy attacker as he walked down a snicket off Long Lane in Dalton.
He was left with a deep cut from his right eye to his mid-cheek along with a fractured facial bone, cuts and bruises.
He had to have plastic surgery.
The attack happened between 5.30pm and 6pm on Thursday, August 26, but details have only just emerged.
The attacker was described as white, about 6ft tall and scruffy with dark straggly hair.
He wore a blue tracksuit top and pale blue jeans.
Anyone who knows who he is, or has any information, should contact Pc Nancy Walker on 01484 436659.