Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Plank Thug Attacks Pensioner, 72

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Plank Thug Attacks Pensioner, 72

Article excerpt

TERRIFYING CCTV footage shows the moment a hooded thug smashed an elderly man over the head with a plank of wood in a newsagents.

The victim, 72, was walking down Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton, when the yob approached him on an off-road bike and threatened him with a large piece of wood on Tuesday, October 16.

He then followed the pensioner inside C & W Etchells newsagents and threatened the shop assistant, telling him to open the till.

The assistant ran into the back of the store and raised the alarm at around 7.20pm, police said.

But the robber carried on taunting the elderly man, before hitting him with the wood. The brave victim ran after the offender, who ran off towards Princess Road.

The man was taken to hospital for minor head injuries following the attack. …

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