Police are appealing for witnesses after an elderly man was assaulted in Andover at the weekend.
The incident happened in George Down*, Andover between 5am and 6am on Sunday 1st February.
The victim, a 79-year-old man, sustained a cut to his face after being punched by an offender while loading newspapers into his vehicle. During the assault he fell to the ground, further injuring his hand.
The man was later taken to hospital by ambulance for treatment for his injuries.
The offender is described as a white man, about 5ft 10ins tall, aged in his early 20s, of a slim build and clean shaven. He was wearing a dark top and possibly dark trousers.
PC Michael Higgins from Basingstoke CID said: “This is a very nasty and particularly disturbing attack on an elderly man.”
“We are appealing for any witnesses who might have seen the assault taking to place, to help us identify the offender.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Higgins at Basingstoke CID on 101 or call the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.
* We are trying to confirm the address given by Police – it may be George Yard.