Tayside and Central Scotland

Man, 37, left with shattered jaw after Dundee street attack

Police are hunting a man who attacked a 37-year-old man in a Dundee street, leaving him with a shattered jaw.

Officers said the victim's jaw was so badly broken, he required surgery to have titanium bolts fitted to the shattered bone.

The attack happened in Reform Street between 14:00-15:00 on Wednesday 4 September.

The victim only contacted police days after the assault when he realised the extent of his injures.

Police said the man was with friends when they passed a group of young men and were shouted at.

Minus a tooth

One man - in his late teens or early twenties with brown hair - then emerged from the group and assaulted the victim, who fell over.

He got up and walked away, but was chased by the younger man. He fell again on the roadway in Reform Street near to Costa Coffee and McDonalds and, while on the floor, was seriously assaulted.

His assailant walked away, leaving him bleeding from the mouth, minus a tooth and what he subsequently found out was a badly broken jaw.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the attack or who has information about the person responsible to contact them.

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