Pensioner attacked with meat cleaver in Doncaster

A 69-year-old man suffered potentially life changing injuries after being attacked with a meat cleaver in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Tuesday, 22nd March 2016, 1:53 pm
Updated Tuesday, 22nd March 2016, 1:57 pm
Police incident

At about 1.10am on Monday morning (21 March), it is reported that the victim was alerted to someone outside of his home in Marshland Road, Moorends.

When the victim went outside to confront the offender, who was riding a push bike, he was assaulted with what is believed to have been a meat cleaver.

The man suffered a minor facial injury and a serious and potentially life altering injury to his hand. He was taken to hospital where he currently remains in a serious but stable condition.

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The offender is believed to have left the area heading south along Marshland Road.

Do you have any information about the incident? Did you see or hear anything suspicious?

If you can help, please call 101 quoting incident number 39 of 21 March.