The incident occurred in the early hours of Sunday, March 30th, when a 24-year-old local man, was attacked outside Barclays Bank at the junction of Gowthorpe and Finkle Street.
Selby Online understands a 22-year-old local man was arrested over the weekend, in connection with the late-night attack. He has since been released on police bail as enquiries continue.
The victim spent three days in hospital, where he had metal plates and screws inserted into his jaw to hold his chin together. He may also need further surgery.
Anyone who can help the investigation is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 2 – and ask for Detective Constable Amanda Bostwick or Selby CID.
If you prefer not to give your name, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.