A man has been blinded in one eye after a brutal attacker struck him in the face with his belt.

The attack happened last month on Monday, September 16 between 9pm and 10pm.

The victim was a man in his 40s, who was walking a dog through Memorial Park in Langley, when he was approached by a group of four men.

Following a brief conversation during which the victim was asked for a cigarette, one of the four men removed his belt and whipped the victim in the face blinding him in one eye.

He needed treatment at Wexham Park and Frimley Park hospitals but has now been discharged. It is not known if he will recover his sight.

The offender who assaulted the victim is described as a black man aged in his early to mid-twenties and around 5ft tall. He was of slim build and had an afro style haircut. He was dressed in a brown knee length coat which had a dark fur lined hood.

Another man from the group is described as white and around 6ft 4ins tall. He had spiked blonde hair and was wearing a red coat.

Designated Investigator, Reece Harris, of Slough Force CID said: “I am appealing for witnesses to this incident during which a man in his forties has lost total vision in one eye, and it is not known if it will return.

“It was an unprovoked assault and I am appealing for anyone who was in the area at this time that may have seen or heard something to come forward.

“I am particularly appealing to trace the woman whose dog the victim was walking at the time. She lives locally and I would like to speak to her to see if she has any information that could help with my investigation.

“Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting reference number 43190287101, or you can make a report online.”