Police are hunting for an attacker still on the loose after beating a pensioner unconscious and leaving him for dead.
Scotland Yard has released this horrific photograph of victim Richard Merry, 65, in the hope the public can help find the assailant.
Mr Merry was savagely beaten in Ealing, west London on September 13, between 2am and 3am.
He was found found by workmen more than 10 hours later lying stricken on a patch of grass.
Shocking: Richard Merry, 65, pictured in hospital, was savagely beaten in Ealing, west London on September 13, and the attacker is still at large
The victim, described as a ‘born and bred’ Londoner, from Wimbledon, suffered deep cuts to his head, face and ears, damaged eye sockets, cracked ribs and numerous brain injuries.
The shocking image of his injuries is being used as part of an appeal to track down the attacker, who is still at large.
Do you recognise this man? Police are trying to find this suspect in connection with the attack in Station Road, Ealing between 2am and 3am on September 13 this year
Following the attack in Ealing two months ago, Mr Merry remains in hospital and Metropolitan Police officers are keen to speak to anybody who can identify the man pictured in the CCTV.
Mr Merry was attacked outside Eden Court, in Station Road, Ealing, and footage recovered by detectives suggests he may have had an argument with an unknown male in the moments leading up to his assault.
Detective Constable Joe Cato of Ealing CID said: ‘Mr Merry was the victim of a vicious assault and then left outside to be found hours later.
‘He has agreed to be named, and for an image of his injuries to be released, to support our appeal for witnesses and information.
‘I would urge anyone who can recognise the man shown in the CCTV still, or has other information that may assist the inquiry, to call police.’
Anyone with information that may assist the investigation should call Ealing CID via 101. To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org