Man, 75, in unprovoked attack on his way home from Doncaster pub

A man, aged 75, was attacked as he made his way home from a Doncaster pub on Friday (November 5).

Sunday, 7th November 2021, 2:14 pm

The incident happened at approximately 11.40pm when the man was jumped on the way home from The Ridgewood on Thorne Road in Edenthorpe. Nothing was stolen.

His son, Andy Delaney said: “Judging by CCTV footage I've got and the pool of blood I've found it's happened next to Tesco field next to the trees.

"He can't remember anything about it other than waking up and feeling dazed and confused.

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"He must have been unconscious for some time because he was about three minutes mins from home and it happened 75 minutes before he got in at 12.55am.

"Any information will be greatly appreciated, either sent to me privately, or South Yorkshire Police incident number 652.

"It’s time these scum were stopped once and for all.”

A spokesman for South Yorkshire Police said: “Police were called to reports that at around 11:30pm on Friday, November 5, a 75-year-old man was assaulted by a group of unknown offenders in a snicket between Edenthorpe and Kirk Sandall.

“The victim suffered injuries that required hospital treatment.

“Enquiries are ongoing to trace those involved. If anyone has information that might help our officers, please call 101 quoting incident number 652 of 6 November.”

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