The elderly man was waiting for a 213 bus to go home after a night out when he was approached by a white youth in his late teens to early 20s and wearing casual clothing. The victim was punched and kicked to the ground. The attacker was seen running away from the crossroads with a second man.
When the 213 bus arrived, some of the passengers on board helped the victim who was taken to hospital by the London Ambulance Service. He has serious facial injuries as a result of the attack.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the attack.
Det Con Natalie Laing, of Sutton CID, said this was a vicious, random and completely unprovoked attack.
“Such assaults in Sutton are rare and we are determined to catch the culprit. This is a busy crossroads and there were a lot of people around at this time. If anyone has any information, please come forward.”
You can contact DC Laing at Sutton CID on 020 8649 0747. Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111