AN attack on a man in his 60s is being investigated by Isle of Wight police.
The attack happened in Sandown, as the man was approached by a group while walking along St Johns Road, between Station Avenue and Leed Street, on Tuesday, October 1, at about 10pm.
A police spokeswoman said: "For no apparent reason one of the men from the group hit the victim on his head, then proceeded to punch him repeatedly when the victim objected. He was left with a lump on his forehead.
"The suspect is described as a white man, aged between 20 to 30 years, stocky build and had dark short, possibly shaven hair."
The spokeswoman said the full details of the attack had only come to light recently.
Anyone with information can contact Newport CID by phoning 101. Information can be given anonymously by phoning Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.