Elderly man attacked in attempted robbery in Stalybridge
Thursday 30th November 2017 09:31 News Stalybridge Posted by Adam Higgins

Police are appealing for witnesses after an elderly man was attacked in an attempted robbery in Stalybridge.

The 63-year-old was left with significant facial injuries after the attack on Carrbrook Crescent at around 8:25pm on Tuesday (November 28).

Police are searching for two Asian men, one was around 6ft tall and wearing dark clothing and a sports type top with stripes on the arms, the other was around 5ft 6in and wearing dark clothing.

The man was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries.

Detective Inspector Gary McIntyre, from GMP’s Tameside Borough, said: “This was a sustained and violent attack on an innocent member of the public as they made their way home after work. We believe the two men wanted to steal his car, the lengths they have gone to in order to attempt to steal his car are very worrying however.

“This happened in a quiet residential area, we are appealing for anyone who witnessed this awful attack to get in touch as soon as possible. We have increased patrols in the area and would ask for anyone who sees anything suspicious to speak to the police.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting reference number 1998 of 28/11/17 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.