A 68-YEAR-OLD man is being treated in hospital after an assault in the Clydach area of Swansea. 

The man was attacked on Saturday, March 12 at roughly 17:30. 

The victim sustained serious facial injuries and remains in hospital. The police have said that the man’s condition is now stable. 

A large-scale search for the suspect is currently taking place. Officers are searching for a 37-year-old man who is known to the victim. Anyone with information has been invited to come forward.

The attacker is described as 5ft 10in, with a slim build, a colourful sleeve tattoo on his left forearm, mousy-coloured dreadlocks, and an “unkempt” ginger beard. 

He was believed to be wearing a white chequered shirt, beige or green trousers, and boots at the time of the incident.

Chief Inspector, Stuart Johnson, has said: “If this individual sees this appeal I urge him to do the right thing and hand himself in.

“Whilst we understand people are worried within the community, we don’t want people to be alarmed – there is no specific threat to the general public. However we have concerns about the suspect’s state of mind so people should not make any direct approaches.

“We have specialist search teams out looking for him and have increased patrols throughout the area.”