A man has undergone surgery after suffering a broken jaw when he was punched outside a newsagent in Crawley.
The 27-year-old, from Northgate, was punched as he walked out of a shop on Langley Parade while out shopping with his mother, just after 2.30pm on Friday (September 6).
After a brief altercation, his attacker left.
The victim went to Crawley Hospital later that day and was told he had a broken jaw.
DC Julie Chambers said: “The victim needed surgery over the weekend to repair his jaw.
“We are trying to establish what happened and are appealing to anyone who witnessed the attack.
“The victim describes the suspect as Asian, mid 30s, 5ft 5ins- 5ft 6ins, medium build with shoulder length slicked black hair wearing a white T-shirt, black trousers and black trainers.
“Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting serial 977 of 6/9.
“Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”