A MAN suffered a broken leg in an unprovoked attack in York in the early hours of this morning today.

North Yorkshire Police said the 22-year-old man was attacked by two or three men at the junction of Howe Hill Close and Sowerby Road, at about 1.25am.

A police spokesman said the man was attacked with a metal pole and a hammer, and was left with bruising all over his body, and an open wound where his leg was broken.

Detective Constable John Phillips of York CID said: “This was an unprovoked and violent assault which has left the victim with serious injuries.

"It’s vital that we find out who is responsible and I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information which could help the investigation to call the police without delay.

Anyone with any information should contact police on 101, or email Yorkcid@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.