A DISABLED man needed medical treatment after he was attacked by a gang who boarded the bus he was on and hurled physical and verbal abuse at him before following him to a police station.

The 53-year-old man, who walks with the help of a frame boarded the 253 Borders Buses service outside the Linton Hotel, Bridgend, in East Linton on Wednesday at around 3.40pm.

Police said he was verbally and physically abused by a man and two women who boarded the bus behind him.

The victim got off the bus an hour later at Hardgate, Haddington and was followed by the gang as he made his way to the police station for help.

An ambulance was called to the station and he was treated for minor injuries following the shocking incident.

iPC Deborah Hoban of Haddington Police Station said: “This was a disgusting attack on a vulnerable man who managed to make his way to the police station where he received medical treatment. He was extremely shaken but fortunately not seriously hurt.

“I’m keen to speak to anyone who witnessed this incident in East Linton and Haddington or anyone who may recognise those involved.”

The man is described as wearing a green t-shirt with writing on it, and the women had blonde highlighted hair.

Anyone who may be able to assist this investigation should call 101 quoting reference 2815 of 4th July, or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.