A 21-YEAR-OLD man has suffered a punctured lung being attacked by a group of men outside Yankees takeaway in Witton Street.

Police say the man was involved in a dispute inside the takeaway at around 2.30am on Sunday morning.

The man was then attacked by a group of at least three men around the age of 20, who are said to have been sitting next to a silver taxi on the junction of Albion Way and Venables Road.

They punched him to the ground and kicked him. After the attack the offenders made off in the taxi.

He was taken to hospital in an ambulance with breathing difficulties and was later diagnosed with a punctured lung.

Insp Dave Snasdell said: “This man was punched and kicked by at least three men and suffered serious injury.

“We are appealing for witnesses who may have seen the incident outside or near to Yankees takeaway and the Quayside.”

One of the attackers is described as having short blonde hair and wearing a black top and blue jeans.

A second man has short brown hair with short stubble and a was wearing a Fred Perry cream top.

Call police on 101 with any information quoting incident 608 of March 19.

Information can also be passed on anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.