At about 22:00 on Tuesday 1st October, the victim was approached by a group of people as he walked along St Johns Road between Station Avenue and Leed Street. For no apparent reason, one of the men from the group hit the victim on his head, then proceeded to punch him repeatedly when the victim objected. He was left with a lump on his forehead.
The suspect is described as a white man, aged between 20 to 30 years, stocky build and had dark short, possibly shaven hair.
Anyone with information or who witnessed this incident can contact Newport CID by phoning 101. Information can be given anonymously by phoning the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.