'Jaw broken' in New Year party attack at racecourse


Staff reporter

A MAN is in hospital with a suspected broken jaw after being punched at a New Year party.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after the man, from Deeside, was punched in the early hours of New Year’s Day at Chester Racecourse.

The victim, who is in his 20s, was still at Aintree Hospital, Liverpool, yesterday.

Cheshire police spokesman Rachel Heyes confirmed officers are continuing to investigate the incident.

She said: “We were called at 2.58am to reports a man had been punched in the face at a party at Chester Racecourse.

“The man is in his 20s and is from the Deeside area.

“He is being treated for a suspected broken jaw. His injuries are not life threatening.

“We are checking CCTV and appealing for anyone with information to come forward.”

Witnesses are urged to contact Cheshire police on 101 (if in Cheshire) or Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555111, quoting incident number 344 of January 1.

A spokesman for the North West Ambulance Service said it was called to reports of a man being punched but he was not present when staff arrived.

He is believed to have made his own way to hospital.

The New Year festivities at Chester Racecourse were advertised as the biggest New Year’s Eve party in the North West, with tickets priced £25 or more.

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