Man, 33, is beaten senseless in Upper Tichborne Street, Highfields, Leicester
A man suffered a broken collar bone when he was beaten unconscious in the street.
The 33-year-old victim was attacked in Upper Tichborne Street, Highfields, Leicester, by three men.
One of the men initially approached the victim and asked him for a cigarette.
Two further men came up behind him and pushed him to the ground.
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The three then punched and kicked their victim until he lost consciousness.
He was taken to Leicester Royal Infirmary for treatment. Police said he also lost a tooth in the attack.
The incident happened between 9.45pm and 10.45pm on Wednesday, September 5.
Police released details yesterday and urged witnesses to contact them.
Detective Constable Steve Hadden said: "This was a nasty assault which has left the victim shocked.
"We are appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time and remembers seeing the incident or anyone fitting the descriptions of the suspects to contact us."
One of the suspects is black, in his mid to late 30s, about 5ft 6ins, stocky and with short black hair. The others are white and aged 25 to 35.
Contact Det Con Hadden on 101 or Crimestoppers, which is anonymous, on 0800 555 111.