Police have revealed more details about an attack which left a man with serious head injuries.
It happened in what police previously described as a remote location in Acaster Malbis near York, at around 8pm on the evening of Friday 5 January.
They have now revealed the assault took place near the old airfield.
The victim was hit over the head with an implement during the incident and suffered a suspected fractured eye socket. He needed hospital treatment.
Last week, police published this photograph of a man they want to speak to, as they believe he could provide vital information about the assault.
It is believed the man has links to Glasgow, Aberdeen and Edinburgh in Scotland, and Leeds in West Yorkshire, but could have travelled anywhere in the UK.
They also want to trace a specific car.
A dark coloured hatchback stopped on what is known as Airfield Lane, that runs along the side of the old airfield at Acaster Malbis, at the time of the incident and near to the scene between the industrial estate and Acaster Selby.
Former RAF airfield at Acaster Malbis
Officers would like to talk to the occupants of the hatchback, and speak to any motorists who were travelling along Airfield Lane between 7.45pm and 9pm on the evening of Friday 5 January, including anyone with dashcam footage.
The man in the image, anyone who can identify him, the occupants of the hatchback and any other motorists who can help, can contact North Yorkshire Police on the numbers below.
How to help the police
- Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for the Force Control Room
- Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website
- Quote reference number 12240003055