'My dad did not deserve this' - 85-year-old with dementia left with broken arm after brutal attack - The Rugby Observer

'My dad did not deserve this' - 85-year-old with dementia left with broken arm after brutal attack

Rugby Editorial 18th Feb, 2020 Updated: 18th Feb, 2020   0

A BRUTAL assault on an 85-year-old man with dementia left him with a broken arm and bruises to his face, and needing an operation on his hand.

The pensioner was attacked from behind as he was walking along Dunchurch Road, between Arnold Close and Oak Street, at around 12.45am on Sunday February 9.

The victim’s daughter told The Observer: “My dad did not deserve this. It was late and my brother was just about to go looking for him.

“He has lived in Rugby for 47 years and has always felt safe walking to and from town – this has been his routine for decades.




“He enjoys going out for a social to see familiar faces, and he has occasionally been known to pay a cheeky visit to Bar 29 for a little dance.

“Thankfully he is on the mend. I am hoping he will be out of hospital by the end of the week.”


She thanked Rugby Police for their efforts in trying to catch the assailant, and appealed for witnesses and for residents to check their CCTV cameras.

Anyone who saw anything which could help police with their investigation is asked to call 101, quoting crime reference number 23/6112/20.

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