A Lincoln man was left with severe facial injuries after an unprovoked and prolonged assault in the early hours of Sunday, November 1.
The victim, aged in his 50s and wearing a skirt at the time of the attack, was walking up Friars Lane towards the top of Monks Road at around 2.15am when he was assaulted.
The man sustained fractures to his jaw and cheek, a serious nose injury, severe cuts and bruising to his face, and the loss of at least one tooth.
He was taken to hospital for treatment and is now recovering at home.
A picture of the victim, who did not wish to be named, was sent to The Lincolnite revealing the extent of his injuries.
Lincolnshire Police believe that four men were involved in the attack.
One is described as having black hair, wearing a mid-length black/dark-coloured jacket and dark blue jeans.
Police say they have not been able to obtain descriptions of any other possible suspects.
Inspector Pat Coates said: “This appears to have been an unprovoked and prolonged attack, the motives for which are not yet known.
“This type of criminal behaviour cannot and will not be tolerated in our county and we are doing everything possible to find the person or people responsible.
“If you know who they are or have any information that might help us trace them please do not hesitate to contact us on the non-emergency number 101 quoting incident 79 of November 1 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
“We wish the victim of this nasty assault a very speedy recovery.”