Group breaks man's jaw in central Wellington

3:21 pm on 3 November 2017

Police in Wellington are asking for witnesses after a man had his jaw and several teeth broken in a vicious and unprovoked bashing early yesterday morning.

CCTV footage of the serious assault in Wellington.

CCTV footage of the serious assault in Wellington. Photo: Supplied

The man was approached by a group of six men while walking down Wakefield Street just before 5am on Thursday.

Members of the group tried to grab his food before knocking him to the ground and kicking him.

They broke his jaw and several of his teeth.

He's being flown to New Plymouth for surgery today.

Police said anyone who had any information about the assault should come forward.