Monday, 13 January 2014
Denton: Elderly woman hides in house for days after mugging
Police have released an image of a battered elderly victim after she was set upon by a gang of four muggers.
The 79-year-old victim was so scared by her ordeal that she remained housebound for a number of days and didn't even report it to police for fear of the robbers finding her.
Her ordeal began after she had visited Tesco on Mancunian Way, Haughton Green. She believes this at around 11am in the first few days of 2014, but she cannot narrow-it down any further due to the time that has elapsed.
As she walked down this road she was approached by four men, one of which asked her for a cigarette. She said she didn't have any so they asked her for money. They then rifled through the victims pockets before punching her a number of times to her head, knocking her to her knees. While on her knees they continued to punch her before running off onto the playing fields at the rear of Mancunian Road. Nothing was stolen. The victim suffered extensive bruising but managed to walk home, where she stayed for five days, fearful of a repeat attack.
When her daughter visited her on the fifth day she saw the horrific bruises and posted a picture of them on Facebook, appealing for help in catching her attackers. Read more: GMP
What kind of cowardly vermin would do this to an elderly lady? They truly deserve flogging if caught but in reality very little would happen if they were ever to be brought before a court. Tameside Citizen