A MAN has been left with temporarily paralysis in his face after a thug attacked him and stamped on his head at a train station.

Detectives from the British Transport Police who are investigating the violent assault at Wickford station are now appealing for information in a bid to bring the attacker to justice.

The assault happened at approximately 10.45pm on Saturday, July 6.

The victim and his girlfriend were waiting on platform two when they became embroiled in a verbal altercation with another passenger.

The unknown male passenger then assaulted the victim by smashing his head into a glass panel on the platform and then stamping on his head.

The victim suffered a deep laceration to his forehead and has since also suffered a suspected stroke, leaving him with temporary paralysis on the left-hand side of his face.

The British Transport Police are now urgently trying to trace two people in connection with the incident who could hold vital information.

Det Con Nick Dipper from the British Transport Police, said: “This was a particularly nasty and vicious assault and has resulted in the victim suffering with long-term injuries.

“We are urgently investigating this incident and are keen to identify a white man who was 6 foot and who was wearing jeans and a dark blue top.

“He was travelling with a white female who had black hair, roughly 5ft 6ins tall and who was wearing black leggings and a dark blue top.

“If you witnessed what happened, or know someone matching this description, please get in touch with us as a matter of urgency.”

If you think you can help, you can contact the BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 778 of 06/07/2019.

Alternatively, you can share information anonymously with independent crimefighting charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.

Report information online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information