Thursday, 30 August 2007

HUNSTANTON: Cowardly attack on Hunstanton pensioner

Cowardly attack on Hunstanton pensioner

HOODED yobs punched and kicked a Hunstanton pensioner to the ground in a vicious daylight attack.
In an assault police are describing as "unprovoked, cowardly and nasty," a 67-year-old man, who suffers from a serious medical condition affecting his mobility, was walking along the town's Waveney Road on Wednesday when a grey four-door Nissan Micra pulled up beside him.

Two male passengers got out and accused the man of hitting the car as they drove by. When the man protested, they hit him in the face and knocked him over, continuing to punch and kick him as he lay injured on the ground.

The yobs, thought to be in their 20s, tipped a can of alcohol over the man before making off in the car, driven by a third man.

Passers-by helped the victim to the local doctor's surgery, where he was treated for grazing to his head and back and he is now at home recovering from his injuries.

The attack happened at 3.15pm and police would like
to speak to anyone who saw what happened. The first offender is described as having short, untidy brown hair and was wearing a dark-coloured hoody, while the second wore a light-coloured hoody with a splash of blue on it.


Investigating officer Detective Constable Billy Durrant, of Lynn Police, said: "This was an unprovoked, cowardly and nasty attack on an elderly man. Thankfully he escaped with relatively minor injuries, although he has been left extremely shaken by the assault.

"We are asking for witnesses to the incident and anyone who recognises the description of three white males travelling in a grey Nissan Micra – who may well have purchased alcohol in a local store – to contact police immediately."

Anyone with any information relating to the attack is asked to contact DC Durrant on 0845 456 4567 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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