A man was left needing surgery after a serious assault left him badly wounded in the face.

The 42-year-old was assaulted, possibly punched, outside a bar on Station Road in Shotts on Saturday, August 31 between 8pm and 8.15pm.

It is believed he was attacked by a man who was wearing a white hoodie.

Officers are now appealing for information after the victim had to undergo surgery at Monklands General Hospital.

Constable John Evans, Shotts Police Office, said: “This man has sustained a serious facial injury which required him to be admitted to hospital.

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“He was outside the bar on Saturday night and is believed to have been assaulted by a man who was wearing a white coloured hoodie.

“The area would have been busy that night, with people out enjoying themselves, picking up food from nearby takeaways or making their way home. Somebody must have seen something.

“We are asking you to think back, were you on Station Road in Shotts on Saturday night? Do you remember seeing any sort of altercation taking place?

“You may have dash-cam footage, we ask you to look back as you may have information that can help us.”

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Anyone with any information is asked to contact Police via 101, quoting incident number 4320 of Sunday, September 1 2019. 

Alternatively you can contact CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111 where information can be given in confidence.