We're looking for anyone who can help detectives investigating a cowardly and unprovoked attack on a disabled man in Peterborough.
Richard Sandon, 52, who needs a mobility scooter to get around, was travelling along the tow path beside the River Nene towards the city centre when the incident happened at about 7.30pm on Friday near the bridge at Railworld.
The attacker approached in the opposite direction and Mr Sandon pulled over but his dog, which was on a lead and is deaf, walked to the other side of the path.
The man tripped over the lead and Mr Sandon apologised but he responded by punching him to the face, knocking him out of his scooter, before punching and stamping on him on the ground. The dog, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, was also kicked but was not seriously hurt.
A passer-by called emergency services and Mr Sandon, who was in the RAF for 17 years, was taken to Peterborough City Hospital and remains there today.
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Contact DC Vicky Speirs on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.
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