A NIGHT-CLUBBER was hit with an object on the back of the head and then punched and kicked to the ground.

The victim had 30 stitches in his mouth after the attack in the Barracuda Bar on Albert Road, Middlesbrough, at about 11.30pm on Boxing Day.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact DC Jason Tilley-McCluskey on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

MP’S SURGERY: Alex Cunningham, MP for Stockton North, will be holding his first advice surgery of 2014 on Friday, January 10. The surgery will take place at Billingham Community Centre at The Causeway from 5pm until 6.30pm. All Stockton North residents can attend on a first come-first served basis.

HEALTH MOTS: Hartlepool residents are being urged to take part in a vital health MOT after statistics revealed they were living up to 6.9 years less than the national average. The Sports Domes in Hartlepool has teamed up with NHS Tees to provide free check-ups for residents to help improve their health and well-being and reduce their chances of developing heart disease. Statistics even reveal the gap between different areas of the town itself with life expectancy for men in Dyke House 12.3 years lower than in Elwick, just six miles away. The health checks take place throughout the day on Saturday, January 11 and Sunday, January 12. Call 01429-800570 to guarantee a slot.