A Devizes man in his 50s was left with serious head injuries after being attacked in the hallway of his home on Sunday evening.

Police are appealing for witnesses and drivers with dashcam footage after two men forced their way into the man's flat at about 9.30pm.

His home, in the Station Road area of town, was ransacked and he was left with injuries that required surgery at a Bristol hospital. The victim is currently in a stable condition after a successful operation.

A police spokesman said: "We'd like to speak to anyone who was in the Station Road, Moyne Close or Northgate Street area, between 9pm and 10pm that evening, and who may have seen two people acting suspiciously or out of the ordinary.

"Drivers with dashcams in the area on Sunday evening - or residents with CCTV cameras - are also being urged to check and submit any footage which may provide a vital piece of information to the investigation."

Det Con Rebecca Taylor, from Wiltshire Police CID, said: "Officers have been carrying out door-to-door enquiries and checking local CCTV recordings but we would really urge anyone in the area at the time to really think about what they may have seen that evening.

"Even the smallest piece of information could help us bring these attackers to justice.

"While the reason for the attack remains unclear, we would like to reassure the public that we don't believe there to be a wider risk to the community."

The first suspect is described as a black male, 5ft 8in tall, dark short hair, wearing a tight white top and retro looking glasses and smart looking. The second is described as a black male, 6ft tall, dark jeans, dark top and scruffy looking.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting crime reference number 54190086622. Reports can also be left anonymously on Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.