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UK police hunt skinhead after elderly woman attacked and robbed

UK police hunt skinhead after elderly woman attacked and robbed

A 77-year-old man has been beaten and robbed in his own home.

The pensioner was attacked in his flat in Manchester city centre by a skinhead after letting the man enter the block through a communal door, detectives said.

He was left with a fractured eye socket and internal injuries and is being treated in hospital after being found by a neighbour.

The robber took items including a diamond and gold bracelet and three gold rings before fleeing the scene in the victim's Toyota Corolla at around 4pm on Saturday.

Detectives are hunting a white man in his 20s with a shaved head over the robbery at flats in Ashill Walk.

The car was discovered in Caythorpe Street, in Moss Side in the south of the city, having been crashed into a wall.

Detective Sergeant Mark Astbury, from Greater Manchester Police, said: "This poor man was found by a neighbour badly beaten and only semi-conscious in his flat, having suffered terribly at the hands of this offender.

"He has been taken to Salford Royal (Hospital), where he was found to have a fractured eye socket and internal injuries as a result of the assault.

"The car was found abandoned in Moss Side, 20 minutes after it had been stolen, and two men were seen to flee the car after the collision."