A man was attacked in Grangemouth on Monday night in what police believe was a hate crime.
The incident happened at around when a 35-year-old man was walking his dog on the riverbank near to Glensburgh Road.
He suffered a sustained attack by a 44-year-old man who repeatedly kicked him on his face and body. The victim was alos subjected to a torrent of abuse which police are investigating as a hate crime.
The attacker was traced, arrested and charged earlier today.
A member of the public who stopped to help was also on the receiving end of abuse from the attacker and as a result had to flee the area.
Police are keen trace the Good Samaritan who was driving a black car and wearing a white t-shirt.
If it was you who stopped to help, or you know who did, contact Police Scotland on 101.