Dorset

Man attacked with his own crutches in Weymouth

CCTV Image copyright Dorset Police
Image caption CCTV images of a suspect with short hair and a dark T-shirt has been released by police

A man has suffered life-threatening injuries after being attacked with his own crutches by a stranger.

The victim, in his 40s, was set upon near the Nautico Lounge restaurant in St Thomas Street in Weymouth, Dorset, at about 05:30 BST on Saturday.

He was taken to hospital with serious head and back injuries. The crutches, which he had been using for a recent injury, have not been recovered.

Police have appealed for witnesses and released CCTV images of a suspect.

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