Man, 89, robbed in ‘vicious’ attack in Greetland

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An 89-year-old man was robbed outside his home in a “particularly vicious” attack in Greetland on Friday (November 21).

The incident happened between 6.40 to 6.50pm when the pensioner, who walks with the aid of a zimmer frame, had been dropped off by a taxi outside of his house, on Rochdale Road, having been to work.

As he was walking up his drive carrying a small bag, he was approached from behind, pushed to the floor and then hit in the face by a tall male.

The male then made off from the scene with a small amount of cash.

The victim was taken to hospital and is now recovering having suffered severe facial injuries.

Detective Sergeant Ross Wadsworth of Calderdale CID, said: “This was a particularly appalling attack against a hard working, elderly gentleman. I am appealing directly to anyone who witnessed the incident or saw anyone or any vehicles being driven suspiciously in the area between 6pm and 7pm on Friday to come forward. The incident happened close to the Nisa store.

“The level of violence used against the victim was particularly vicious and completely unnecessary against a man who needs a zimmer frame to help him get around. It might be that the attacker had blood stained clothing on when he returned home so if you suspect someone you know please come forward and help us catch the person responsible.”

Anyone with information can contact Calderdale CID on 101.