Swindon: Severely Deaf Man Attacked

A police investigation has begun in Swindon, after a severely deaf, partially sighted man with physical and learning difficulties was left needing hospital treatment following an ''unprovoked'' attack.

Officers say the 53 year old, who needs hearing aids in both ears, was assaulted after getting off the number 17 bus at about 9.40pm on Tuesday, November 11th. 

He had been walking from County Road towards Salisbury Street. 

Police say nothing was stolen but have described the attack as ''unprovoked.'' They add that he required hospital treatment for damage to his ears, caused by the blows. 

The man's attacker is described as black and approximately 5ft 10 to 6ft tall. 

Anyone who saw what happened is being urged to call PC Cath Holland at the Crime Management Unit on 101 , or Crimestoppers - anonymously if preferred - on 0800 555 111 .

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