Detectives are investigating the assault of a Perth woman who was abused and then bashed while crossing the road.
The victim believes she was targeted by a man due to her transitioning gender identity, WA Police said of the December incident.
On Thursday police released CCTV footage of two men in a silver Mitsubishi Triton which they believe is connected to the brutal assault, which left the 35-year-old victim with a fractured cheekbone and nose, six chipped teeth, two black eyes and a laceration above the eye requiring five stitches.
The incident occurred on December 2 at around 5 pm, when the woman was crossing the road at the intersection of Read Street and Chalgrove Avenue in Rockingham.
A passenger in a vehicle shouted abuse at her, causing her to become distressed, WA Police said in a statement on Thursday.
"The victim continued walking down Centarus Place to a park located between Corvus Place and Read Street," it said in the statement.
"Whilst in the park she was physically assaulted by a man, possibly from the vehicle in the earlier incident."
Detective senior constable Will Hassett said the assault was unprovoked and that the victim did not know the offenders, Perth Now reported.
"It is obviously a very distressing incident that she encountered and she continues to recover," he said.
"It is an unprovoked attack on a woman in her 30s for which we are still trying to establish the reasons and motivation."
Detective Hassett said the victim is still recovering from the "vicious attack" which detectives are "investigating thoroughly."
Anyone who saw the incident or has information relating to the pictured men or vehicle, or who have
Any information relating to this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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