Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident of GBH in Banbury town centre that left five men injured.
It happened at around 4.10am yesterday (Saturday 31 August) when five men between the ages of 19 and 28 were attacked by a group of up to eight offenders at the junction of Marlborough Place and Marlborough Road.
One victim suffered a broken jaw and nose, and was left needing surgery.
Two victims sustained facial injuries - one of whom also broke a thumb, requiring hospital treatment.
The other two victims suffered head injuries and were also taken to hospital.
The attackers were all male. One is described as white, aged in his twenties and around 6ft 2ins tall with a skinny build. He had a beard and wore glasses.
Another offender is described as white, also aged in his twenties. He was around 5ft 8ins tall with an average build. He had dark hair and was dressed in a green khaki tracksuit.
Investigating officer, PC Katie Rhodes, of Banbury police station, said: “This was a nasty attack on the group of victims, with injuries being sustained requiring hospital treatment.
“I am appealing to anyone who was in or near this area, the junction of Marlborough Road and Marlborough Place, and believes they saw anything to speak to police.
“I am also appealing to a group of people who helped the victims following the assault. If you believe you were one of these people then please come forward and speak to police.
“Reports can be made by calling 101 and quoting 43190268829, or you can report online.
“To remain anonymous, you can call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”