Police are appealing for witnesses after a man from Coventry was attacked with a single blow to the head causing him to lose three teeth.
The attack happened on Friday 23 May at around 10:00pm on Northumberland Road in Earlsdon.
The 34-year-old man was walking from his home to a friendâ€™s in Spon End via Middlesborough Road when he was approached from behind and assaulted. He received an unexpected blow to the left side of his ear, causing him to lose consciousness and fall to the floor.
The man was unconscious for several minutes before being able to get to his feet and stumble to the walk-in medical centre in Hillfields.
He sustained a large cut to his top lip, which needed 20 stitches, another five stitches to the inside of his mouth and dental work to remove three teeth, as well as whiplash.
Detective Constable Jim Clarke, investigating the case said: “We urge anyone with information or witnesses to this vicious assault to come forward.
“This was a completely unprovoked attack on an innocent man resulting in serious injuries to his face and causing him to lose his teeth.
“He was unconscious on the floor for several minutes so we are appealing to anyone who may have seen anything or have any information to assist our lines of enquiry.
“If you do know anything about this incident I would urge you to call police on 101 or the independent charity, Crimestoppers, anonymously onÂ 0800 555 111.”