A MAN sustained serious injuries in an unprovoked assault on Halloween.

At around 10.30pm on October 31, it's reported that the 20-year-old victim left the Squires pub in Hough Lane, Wombwell, walking towards the Alma pub with a friend.

Outside a solicitors in Hough Lane, the man was reportedly assaulted from behind by an unknown man in what's believed to be an unprovoked incident.

He sustained serious facial injuries which required hospital treatment.

Reports suggest that the area was busy, with groups of people in the vicinity of the Squires pub and Alma pub who may have witnessed the assault.

Anyone with information is asked to call Barnsley CID on 101 quoting incident number 703 of November 3. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.