Elderly man attacked near his home in Dukinfield.
Tuesday 13th May 2014 @ 15:46 by Anna Fletcher

An ill and elderly male was attacked near his home on Fir Tree Lane in Dukinfield on Monday.

The attack happened just before 2pm when the victim returned home in a taxi and began walking home.

The offender came up behind him and punched him in the back of the head several times grabbing some gold chains from around the victim’s neck until they ripped off.

GMP said this was a callous and cowardly act on a very frail member of the community and this abhorrent criminal needs to be put behind bars.

If anyone has any information they are asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.