POLICE officers have appealed for witnesses after a group of males assaulted a 19-year-old.

The assault occurred in Cheltenham earlier this month and resulted in the victim sustaining a broken jaw and four broken teeth.

The group assaulted the victim within the grounds of Cheltenham Minster, St Mary's - behind McDonald's in High Street, Cheltenham - at around 5.45pm on Friday, July 7.

A man punched the victim in the face causing the victim to fall to the ground. 

The offender was described as being white and possibly in his early 20s.

While the victim was on the ground, two other males assaulted them further.

The group was made up largely of white males, thought to be aged in their late teens or early 20s. 

Two women were seen with the group at the time.

The victim sustained a broken jaw which required surgery, and also had to have four broken teeth removed.

No arrests have been made yet and police are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed what happened or who has any information which could assist their investigation.

Information can be provided to police by completing the following form on the Gloucestershire Police website quoting incident 427 of July 7.