A disabled man on crutches was attacked in St Leonards leaving him with a life-threatening injury.
At 7.40pm on Sunday (29 March) police were called to St John’s Road at the junction with King’s Road, outside the Royal Hotel public house, after the 49-year-old local man had been kicked and punched by one of two men following a brief dispute.
The victim sustained a head injury and fell to the ground and was taken by road ambulance to King’s College Hospital in South London where his condition was assessed as life-threatening.
The two men, who ran off in the direction of Western Road, are both described as black. The man who is believed to have carried out the assault was wearing a black jacket and a dark baseball cap.
The second man was wearing a dark baseball cap with what is believed to be white peak. Detective inspector Gavin Patch said: “We are still making enquiries to clarify exactly what happened and the motive for the attack has not been established although it appears the victim and attackers may be known to each other. Anyone with information can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 101. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”