A DISABLED man was pinned to the floor and beaten after a thug forced their way into his girlfriend’s property.

The 60-year-old, whose name has been withheld, was visiting his partner in Mistley when he alleges a man barged through the door and knocked him to the ground.

The Colchester resident purports the man then proceeded to beat him, leaving him with multiple cuts and bruises during the terrifying attack.

Essex Police has stated its inquiries are ongoing after officers were called to the address in Stourview Avenue at about 12.15pm on Thursday.

The man, who lives with a brain injury, said he believes the assault was premeditated after seeing his attacker outside his property just days before the incident.

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He said: “I’ve still got concussion from the incident, I have a brain injury so this just makes things worse, especially my long and short-term memory.

“The door went ‘bang, bang, bang’ and as my girlfriend has opened the door before I’ve even seen anything I’m on my back getting kicked.

“It wasn’t a fight, I was beaten. Even if I was given a chance I still wouldn’t have had one.”

The 60-year-old added his ankle remains swollen following the incident and he is partially blind in one eye as a result of injuries sustained.

He added: “He pinned me to the ground, put a knee on my chest and pulled out a Stanley knife and told me ‘I’m going to cut your face’.

“It has made me feel sick, I’m disabled and can’t even walk properly. For young’uns to come and kick me on the floor is despicable.”

The  victim explained the incident came to a halt after he started to shout, with the assailant fleeing back out the front door.

An Essex Police spokesman has now appealed for anyone with information to step forward.

He said: “We received reports of an assault at an address in Stour View Avenue, Mistley, at about 12.15pm on Thursday, June 16.

“A man sustained bruises and cuts. Our inquiries are ongoing.”

If you have any information, you should call the police on 101 and quote crime reference number 42/156698/22.