An appeal has been made after a dad was attacked in front of his children at a Pontarddulais park.

South Wales Police are investigating the incident which took place as a man and his two children were walking through Coed Bach Park at around 7.15pm on Friday, June 29.

The family became aware of a man riding a black and white moped erratically through the park, and as the family headed towards the car park, they noticed a man and a woman watching the biker, and the victim commented that the group should be more careful in the presence of children.

The victim was then threatened, before he was spat at and punched to the floor by the man.

The rider of the bike then joined in the attack, kicking the victim as he lay on the floor.

The first attacker is described as white, around 5ft 7in tall, of proportionate build and with short brown hair. At the time of the incident he was bare chested and wearing a light metal chain around his neck.

He was stood in front of a blue BMW which appeared to belong to him.

The second attacker, who had been riding the bike, is described as white, around 5ft 8in tall, of thin build with short fair hair. He was wearing a blue vest and no crash helmet.

The woman who was in their company, along with a young child, is described as white, around 5ft 6in, in her early to mid-twenties and of thin build.

She had long dark hair which was tied into a ponytail.

South Wales Police Inspector Emma Fox said: “This was a particularly nasty and unprovoked attack, which was witnessed not only by the victim’s children but also the young child who was with the attackers.

“There were a few groups of people in the park – including a group of young people who were allegedly almost hit by the bike as it fell from the BMX track near to them – and I’d appeal for them all to come forward even if they don’t think they saw anything significant which could assist with the investigation.”