An Ammanford man who was savagely attacked on a night out has released a new Christmas message.

Paul Pugh, aged 37, has urged people to drink sensibly this festive season ahead of Dyfed-Powys's Big Night Out on Friday, December 22.

Paul was left in a coma for two months and hospitalised for 13 months following an unprovoked assault in Ammanford, on January 6, 2007, for which four men were jailed.

He is left with severe brain injuries and was told he would never walk again, but showing his determination, Paul is now able to walk short distances with help.

He has released a message on social media as part of Dyfed-Powys Police's Operation Safe and Nice to All (Op SANTA) to urge people not to drink excessively at Christmas or act violently or aggressively towards anyone on their night out.

He has dedicated his life to telling as many people as possible about his story and his Paul's Pledge campaign, which is strongly supported by the Fair and Safe Communities Group and Dyfed-Powys Police. Paul tours the Dyfed-Powys force area and beyond to tell his story to young people in schools, colleges and youth groups.

Speaking from the scene of the attack, Paul said: "This is the spot where 11 years ago I came very close to dying.

"I was on a night out enjoying a few drinks and a laugh with my football mates. I was attacked and beaten so badly that I was in a coma for two months. I've got permanent brain damage and was told I would never walk again, but I can walk with help.

"I've pledged to tell my story to as many people as possible to stop this from happening to anyone else.

"Please drink sensibly this Christmas. Look after one another, and most importantly, take Paul's Pledge and say no to alcohol-fuelled violence."

Paul’s message will be available on Dyfed-Powys Police’s Twitter and Facebook pages on Wednesday, December 20.

A 15-minute documentary starting with the 999 call made to emergency services and outlining Paul’s story is available online.