A man with learning difficulties was the victim of an unprovoked attack in the early hours of New Year’s Day morning.

The 42-year-old man suffered a bloodied mouth and scratches after he was attacked in Sherbourne Avenue, Ryde, at around 1.30am. Police are appealing for information and officers are asking anyone who saw the attack to get in touch. The suspect was described as a white man, aged 20 to 30, about 6ft tall, of skinniy build, with dark, spikey hair. He was clean shaven and had piercings in both ears. The man was wearing a jacket and scruffy trainers and he was accompanied by two females, who were described as slim with scruffy hair. Anyone with information can contact PC Stuart Bancroft at Newport DCID by phoning 101. Information can be given anonymously by phoning the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.