Notts Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault in Hucknall town centre that happened in the early hours of Saturday 27th December.
A 20-year-old man from Leeds was attacked on the High Street at some point between 12.50am and 01.20am.
After being knocked to the floor, the victim was kicked by up to six men. He was treated at Kings Mill Hospital for broken ribs and bruising.
The offenders left the scene in an unknown direction.
Investigating officers believe town would have been fairly busy at the time of the attack and people may have witnessed what happened.
Anyone with any information on this incident should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.