THUGS shoved a man to the floor causing him to scrape his face on the concrete and break bones in his hand.

The victim, a 55-year-old male, was attacked by two men between 5pm and 6pm on Saturday (January 13) as he was walking along Craven Road, Newbury.

Good samaritans pulled over their cars and helped the man back to his feet, before attempting to chase after the attackers.

The victim was taken to Thatcham Community Hospital for treatment to two broken bones in his hand, but he has since been discharged.

Police would like to speak to the man and woman who assisted the victim.

They believe he was attacked by two white men aged between 16 and 20 years old, with both thought to be wearing dark clothing, hooded tops and baseball caps.

Investigating officer, PC Jessica Lodge based at Newbury police station, said: “I am appealing for the two members of the public who assisted the victim to come forward, as they may have information vital to our investigation.

“The victim has been left shaken following this incident.

“Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Thames Valley Police non-emergency telephone number, on 101, quoting reference 43180014455.

“Alternatively they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

The offenders tried to engage the victim in conversation, but he ignored the men and continued walking along the road.

The victim was then pushed from behind causing him to fall and scrape his face on the ground.