FAULTY street lights in a Trowbridge road where a man was attacked on Tuesday have since been repaired.

The man was assaulted near the Tesco Express store in Eastbourne Road and locals have blamed the lack of street lighting as one of the factors.

Wiltshire Council said today that the lights have since been repaired following the complaints from residents about dimly-lit streets.

Cllr Bridget Wayman, Cabinet Member for Highways said: “There was a delay in repairing one light in Eastbourne Road because of a difficulty in getting lanterns for some of the older units.

“Unfortunately a second one failed on Tuesday, December 31. They were both repaired yesterday (Thursday, January 9). Our LED project will replace all of these old lights across the county over the next two years with LED units, which are much more reliable and environmentally friendly.”

Police have appealed for witnesses after the attack. Officers were called to reports of an assault outside the Tesco Express at 8.20pm on Tuesday.

They arrived to find a 52-year-old local man waiting for the ambulance service. He told officers that he had been approached by two men and one of them had assaulted him.

Paramedics arrived and treated the victim for head injuries. He was advised to go to hospital but declined.

Police said: “If you heard or saw anything suspicious in this area at this time or saw two men walking towards County Way shortly afterwards, possibly acting suspiciously, please contact us on 101 quoting crime reference number 54200002070.”