A REVELLER received a broken jaw after being punched in a popular Chelmsford city centre nightclub.

The 27-year-old from Maldon required surgery after he was approached from behind by a gang of men who attacked him in the Ice Bar area of Evoke, in Market Road, on December 27.

Police are appealing for witnesses of the incident which happened between 12midnight and 2am.

It is believed the attackers were a group of eight black men and anyone with information should contact DC Samantha Amsden at Chelmsford CID on 101.

Alternatively witnesses can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.