A TEENAGER suffered a broken jaw in a late-night assault in Colchester town centre.

Essex Police are appealing for help to find a large group of men who were involved in an altercation at around 12.30am this morning.

The victim, an 18-year-old man, was taken to hospital with a broken jaw.

A police spokesman has called for witnesses to come forward.

"We are looking to speak to the group who are reported to be involved," he said.

"They have been described by the victim as being white and there were people in the group who spoke with Welsh accents.

"We would urge any witnesses, or anyone who recognises the group from the description, to get in touch with Colchester CID."

Anyone with information can submit a report through the Essex Police website or call 101, quoting incident number 51 of July 5.

Alternatively, information can be given anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.