A Wiltshire man has been attacked by a stranger, leaving him with a broken leg and ankle.
Police are investigating the serious assault, which officers are treating as a hate crime.
The victim, who is in his 50s, was walking along Hungerdown Lane in Chippenham between 9.40pm and 10pm on Monday 19 November 2018 when he was violently attacked.
He fell to the ground after he was punched to the side of his head and then he was kicked and slapped while lying on the floor. He suffered a fractured leg and ankle and now requires surgery to have metal pins or plates inserted.
While he was assaulted, he was verbally abused in a way which has led police to conclude he was targeted because of his learning and physical disabilities.
After the assault the victim was discovered by a neighbour, who helped him home and contacted police.
The incident happened on Hungerdown Lane, adjacent to the alleyway and the bus shelter, and opposite the Queens Crescent traffic light-controlled junction.
The suspect is described as:
- a white man, under 5ft 8ins
- having scruffy, collar-length grey hair
- wearing a light blue, possibly denim, jacket, jeans, a distinctive belt and scruffy black shoes without laces
- having a pedal bike with him
Anyone with information is asked to contact PCSO Wagstaff on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.