A trans person was the victim of a “revolting attack” as they walked through Deptford at night.

They were kicked and beaten as they lay prone on the ground, but police said the CCTV footage they had was of no use in identifying the attackers.

The victim was travelling home just after 1am on November 4 when they got off a 47 bus and walked along Deptford High Street.

Police said he was approached by a group of youths, in their teens and early 20s, who began to abuse him.

One of the group, a young black man, attacked the victim and the rest of the group joined in, police said.

As he lay prone on the ground, the group beat and kicked him, only running off in the direction of Evelyn Street when the victim of their attack screamed.

The victim was taken to hospital and continues to undergo treatment for a broken wrist.

PC Gerald Baffoe-Bonnie, of Lewisham police, said: “This was a revolting attack on an innocent person who was simply making his way home.

“We have undertaken CCTV enquiries sadly the images we had were not suitable and could not assist with our investigation.

“In the meantime I would appeal to anyone who may have any information on this awful assault to contact Police so we can bring the offenders to justice’’.

Anyone with information should speak to police on 101, or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers via 0800 555 111, or visit crimestoppers-uk.org. Alternatively, tweet @MetCC.