A man was seriously injured during an assault in Northallerton.
The victim was a 20-year-old local man who was attacked by a group of men and women. It happened at around 7.30pm on Sunday 26 May 2013, at the rear of Ivy Cottages, off Malpas Road.
He suffered head injuries in the incident and has since had treatment for damage sustained to his eye.
Two men, aged 18 and 23, a 17-year-old youth (male) and a 41-year-old woman have been arrested in connection with the incident. They have been released on police bail as enquiries continue.
Despite the arrests, officers still need witnesses to come forward and help them with the investigation.
Detective Constable Gary Smith-Owen, of Northallerton CID, said:
This was a nasty attack which left the victim needing hospital treatment.
Fortunately, the victim managed to get to his feet and made it to South Parade where he was helped by members of the public.
I am appealing to any local residents with information about this incident, to get in touch as soon as possible.
Anyone who can help officers with their enquiries is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 2 – and ask for Gary Smith-Owen or Northallerton CID.
Alternatively, information can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish to remain anonymous, Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111.