Elderly man attacked and knocked to the ground during robbery in Lowestoft

Picture: Archant library.

Picture: Archant library. - Credit: Nick Butcher

An elderly man was attacked from behind and knocked to the floor during a robbery in Lowestoft.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the incident last night, September 26, at around 11.30pm.

The man was walking in Spurgeon Score when he was struck from behind by a person, causing him to fall to the floor and lose consciousness. During that time his wallet was stolen from his jacket pocket.

The man sustained a suspected fractured hand and has cuts to his face, hands, knees and ribs which required medical treatment. He is extremely shaken as a result of the incident.

Witnesses or anybody who saw anything suspicious at the time are asked to call Suffolk Police on 101 quoting reference 63471/17. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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