Two men taunted a man who was on a houseboat moored in Abingdon before assaulting him, causing him to lose consciousness.

The victim, who is in his 40s, was inside a houseboat moored at the side of the River Thames off Thames Street, overlooked by the Nag's Head pub.

Two men approached the boat and started to taunt him.

The victim got out on to the mooring area and the men attacked him.

The victim lost consciousness and suffered injuries to his face. He did not require hospital treatment.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the attack which happened at around 3.30pm on Sunday May 1.

The first offender is described as white, in his 50s, between 5ft 8ins and 6ft tall and of proportionate build. He had very distinctive hair, dyed bright and shaved at the sides in a Mohawk style.

He had very distinctive tattoos on his face as well as piercings around his mouth and between his eyes. He was wearing a leather jacket and jeans. 

The other offender is described as white, aged between 40 and 50, shorter than the first offender, between 5ft 5ins and 5ft 8ins tall and large build.

He was wearing a dark blue hoody and carrying a distinctive pink and white rucksack. 

PC Matthew Weaver, based at Abingdon police station, said: “I am appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information about this incident to please come forward.

“I understand multiple people were filming the incident from the decking overlooking the mooring area so anyone with any footage should send it to us or get in touch.

“Also, if you have any CCTV footage in the area or any dash-cam footage if you were in the area around the time, I’d also ask that you check any recordings in case it has captured something that could assist our investigation.

“To contact us, call 101 or make a report on our website, quoting reference number 43220187144.

“Alternatively, you can provide information anonymously to the independent charity, Crimestoppers, by calling 0800 555 111 or via its website.”