burglaries - man with serious injuries - police tape by jayneandd

An elderly man from Crewe suffered serious facial injuries after being assaulted by a stranger in the town.

The 71-year-old victim and his wife were walking along West Street when they realised they were being followed by a man neither of them recognised.

They walked to the park at Derby Docks, where they asked the man to stop following them.

The offender then assaulted the man on a field, causing serious facial injuries, before running off in the direction of Underwood Lane.

The victim was taken to hospital.

He has since been discharged but requires ongoing medical treatment.

It happened at around 3am on Saturday November 24.

The offender is described as 5ft 9in and aged in his early 20s.

He had dark hair and a slim/medium build and was wearing a dark coat and jeans.

Detective Constable Jessica Kusiar said: “The victim was subjected to a vicious and unprovoked assault while walking with his wife and has been left with serious facial injuries.

“He has been discharged from hospital but requires ongoing treatment and the couple have been left shaken up by the incident.

“We are determined to catch the man responsible and bring him to justice.

“Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and I urge anyone with any information that may help our investigation, no matter how small, to come forward.

“If you were in the area around the time and witnessed the assault or saw anything else that may be relevant, or if you think you recognise the description of the offender and may know who he is, please get in touch.

“The same goes for anyone who believes they may have dashcam or CCTV footage of the offender.”

Anyone with information that may help with the investigation should call Cheshire Police on 101, quoting IML 250032, give the details via https://cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

To submit dashcam footage go online at www.cheshire.police.uk/advice-and-support/roads-and-vehicle-safety/submit-dashcam-footage.

DC Kusiar added: “I would like to reassure residents that this appears to be an isolated incident and extra officers will be patrolling the area.

“Anyone with any concerns should speak to an officer.”

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