A 60-YEAR-OLD man needed stitches after being set upon in an unprovoked attack.
The victim was in Heathfield Road, which links the Co-op car park to Kingston Crescent in North End, Portsmouth, when he was approached from behind by two men.
He was punched to the floor and then kicked in his head, chest and stomach.
The victim went to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham following the attack where he received three stitches to his elbow.
He also suffered cuts and bruises to his head and face in the attack, which happened at 5.30am last Tuesday.
Now police are calling for witnesses to get in touch.
PC Dan Mathias from Portsmouth CID is investigating.
He said: ‘This was a nasty and unprovoked attack on a man in his 60s by two much younger men.
‘I would like to speak to anyone who has information about this incident.’
He added: ‘It would have been very quiet at this time of day but perhaps you were on your way to work and saw these two men.’
The suspects are white men, aged in their early 20s, 5ft 9in tall and of medium builds.
Both attackers were wearing hooded tops, one of which was light blue.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact PC Mathias at Portsmouth Central police station on 101.
Alternatively call the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555111.