He was attacked by a gang of youths in February – and he is still suffering from serious injuries four months on.
Now York police are making a fresh appeal for information to bring to justice the perpetrators who nearly killed their victim.
The violent incident took place on Landalewood Road on Clifton Moor, York, just before 9pm on Friday, February 3.
A man was attacked by a group of youths, sustaining serious head injuries which left him fighting for his life.
He pulled through but police say he “now faces a long recovery with his speech and other neurological difficulties”.
Did you see anything?
Prior to the assault, at around 8pm, an incident took place on the footpath which runs between Hurricane Way and Village Street.
Here a couple walking their German Shepherd dog had an altercation with a man on a moped who was driving illegally on the footpath.
A group of young men on bicycles were nearby. Police are keen to speak to any of them, as they may have information that could assist the investigation.
A force spokesman said: “Despite extensive enquiries since the assault, the investigation remains ongoing.”
Anyone who was in the area on February 3 between 8pm and 9pm, or has any information that could assist the investigation, is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police.