AN investigation has been launched after an alleged assault in Barnsley town centre.

It’s reported that on January 19 at 4am, a 27-year-old, ‘heavy-built man’ with shoulder-length dreadlocks was walking down Pitt Street from Wellington Street when he was approached by a group of men.

It is believed that two of the men then punched the victim in the face, breaking his jaw.

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The men are described as being white, in their mid-20 and wearing dark trousers or jeans and white tops.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 147 of January 19.