A crowd-fund appeal has raised over £100 in support of a disabled Chippenham man who was subjected to a vicious attack last week, that police are treating as a hate crime.

The victim, in his 50s, was in Hungerdown Lane between 9.40pm and 10pm on Monday November 19 when he was attacked by a random stranger. The victim's family say his ankle is in plaster and he is making a good recovery. Members of the Westcroft community set up the appeal, and the victim's family suggested that any money raised be donated to the Cyber Cafe Project in Trowbridge, which the victim regularly attends.

Police are still appealing for witnesses. The suspect is described as a white man, believed to be under 5ft 8ins tall, with scruffy, collar-length grey hair. He was wearing a light blue, possibly denim, jacket, jeans, a distinctive belt and scruffy black shoes without laces.

Call PCSO Wagstaff on 101 with any information. To contribute to the collection, visit justgiving.com/crowdfunding/cyber-cafefund.

"They kindly ask that any proceeds be donated to the Cyber Cafe Project, which is a meeting place for local vulnerable people from the community and support folks like Alan, helping with advice covering career opportunities, housing and legal issues, and independent living," said Westcroft resident Paul Treacy.