Pair assault pensioner in Hunstanton

Police are hunting two men who assaulted an elderly man in a cowardly attack in Hunstanton.Their 67-year-old victim was walking along Waveney Road on Wednesday afternoon, when a grey Nissan Micra pulled up alongside him.

Police are hunting two men who assaulted an elderly man in a cowardly attack in Hunstanton.

Their 67-year-old victim was walking along Waveney Road on Wednesday afternoon, when a grey Nissan Micra pulled up alongside him.

Two men got out and accused the pensioner of hitting their car, before punching him in the face, knocking him to the ground and kicking him.

They poured a can of alcohol over him before leaving the scene. The elderly man, who suffers from a serious medical condition which affects his mobility, was helped by passers-by and taken to a nearby doctor's surgery.

He was treated for grazing to his head and back and is now at home recovering from his injuries.

“This was an unprovoked, cowardly and nasty attack on an elderly man. Thankfully he escaped with relatively minor injuries although he has been left extremely shaken by the assault,” said DC Billy Durrant, of King's Lynn CID.

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“We are asking for witnesses to the incident and anyone who recognises the description of three white males travelling in a grey Nissan Micra - who may well have purchased alcohol in a local store - to contact police immediately.”

The offenders were both white males, thought to be in their 20s. One, with short, untidy, light brown hair was wearing a dark-coloured hoody and the second male wore a light-coloured hoody with a splash of blue.

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Durrant at King's Lynn CID on 0845 456 4567. Alternatively, information can be passed to police anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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