A 52-year-old man was attacked in the dimly-lit area of Eastbourne Road in Trowbridge.

Police and ambulance service paramedics attended the scene at Tesco Express shortly before 9pm on this evening.

Local residents have on several occasions complained to Wiltshire Council about the street lighting not working in the area.

Despite their complaints the street light failure has not been rectified.

They feel the lack of lighting has contributed to the attack.