A group of cruel youths attacked a wheelchair user on the streets of Salisbury, leaving him with potentially “life changing” injuries.
Police are now appealing for anyone who might have information about the incident and have released CCTV images of four teenagers they want to speak to.
The vulnerable man in his 30s was attacked alongside a friend in his 40s in the Cathedral Green area of the city in Wiltshire.
The pair were set upon and chased into the High Street and onto Crane Street by the yobs at around 9:15pm on July 19.
Police say the wheelchair-bound man suffered “potentially life changing” injuries as a result of the attack which left him “incredibly distressed”.
Due to the location of the attacks detective expect there are witnesses among the public yet to come forward.
The CCTV images show a group of four youths believed to be in their mid teens – three males and one female.
One male is pictured topless, while the two other males wear a blue t-shirt and grey hoodie with white writing.
All four are wearing shorts, while the female is pictured in a white sleeveless top.
Police are asking witnesses to assist them with their enquiries, particularly in identifying the individuals involved in the attack.
Det Con Susan Ellway said: “This was a sustained attack, during which a vulnerable man has suffered serious injuries which have left him incredibly distressed.
“The incident happened in a public place with a number of members of the public believed to be witnesses.
“We have already obtained a number of witness accounts and we would continue to urge anyone with information to get in touch.
“Behaviour of this nature is completely abhorrent and will not be tolerated within our community.
“I know those living in Salisbury will be frustrated and upset by this incident.
“We would like to reassure residents that we are conducting a robust investigation to identify those involved.”