Richard Sandon had already apologised to the man after he tripped over a dog lead but now the veteran is recovering from a broken arm and fractured ribs.

By Alex Wellman for The Mirror

A vile thug punched a disabled RAF veteran out of his mobility scooter and then stamped on him as he lay on the floor all because his dog accidentally tripped the brute up.

Police have launched a manhunt to catch the savage attacked after 52-year-old Richard Sandon was battered and left with a broken arm, fractured ribs, bruised kidneys and horrific bruises.

Mr Sandon, who needs a scooter to get around, was travelling along a towpath in Peterborough on Friday when he saw another man approaching.

He moved out of the way but his dog crossed the path and the suspect tripped on the lead.

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