THE police are appealing for witnesses after a man was attacked in the town centre by a group of men believed to be of European or Asian origin.

The 28-year-old man had left Che Bar in Peel Street with his partner at around 2.30am on December 7 when he was attacked outside the Jobcentre.

He was punched to the ground and then kicked by four or five men of European or Asian origin.

One of the suspects had a white top on and another, who had a black bob-style haircut, was wearing a black jacket.

The group then made off on foot up Fenton Street, along Peel Parade and to Summer Lane.

PC Madalaine Thomas said: "This was a nasty, unprovoked assault on a man who had been enjoying a night out with his fiancée.

"The victim is now out of hospital and is recovering from his injuries.

"I would like to appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the attack in the early hours of Saturday morning, or who saw the group of men in the Peel Street area."

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 142 of December 7 2013.