A Gurkha veteran who fought in the Falklands War is recovering after being attacked as he jogged through fields near Nottingham.
Lokendra Limbu, 60, served in the Gurkha regiment of the British Army for nearly 15 years.
His daughter says she's shocked that a 60-year-old man who'd served his country should be punched unconscious for no apparent reason.
Lokendra was jogging when he says three men suddenly approached him. He says one was holding a shovel, and another shoved him.
“The second men came in, then he raised a shovel and I was very scared, and then I was looking [at] the shovel, that time he punched me in my face... in my mouth... and then I [was] knocked down.”
- Lokendra Limbu, Gurkha Veteran
Despite being knocked unconscious for a short time, the security guard at first refused to tell his family.
His daughter has now taken him to hospital, but she says she is distressed that a man who served in the Falkland’s with distinction should be attacked.
“He’s a veteran of the army, he has served the country, he has abided the law always, that was very sad and I am very scared. I had never thought at 60 years of his life someone would attack him while he has been protecting and serving the country."
- Teja Limbu, Lokendra's Daughter
Nottinghamshire police are now investigating the alleged incident.