A 102-year-old man has bravely fought off an intruder who tried to force his way into his home.
The man called John suffered cuts and extensive bruising stopping the intruder who tried to get into the property in Lincoln on Tuesday by claiming he needed to check the lights.
He and his wife Joan, 97, said they were very shaken up by the incident. Police have appealed for information.
It is the second attack at their home in six months and the couple said they wanted to publicise what happened to warn others about the risks of answering the door to strangers.
By that time he had pushed the door wide open and stepped in, and I said ‘you’re not going to come in here mate’.
He gave me a few clouts – I was hoping to give him a few back, and he ran away. He must have been frightened.
The couple’s daughter, Jill, said:
The man damaged my dad’s arm really badly. There was blood all over.
My dad was really shook up and it’s upset my mum. This is the second time it has happened in six months.
Give him his due, for his age, he did have a go back.
Lincolnshire Police said they were looking into the latest attack, and another nearby on the same day where cash was stolen from a woman in her 90s.
A Police Spokesperson said in relation to the incident:
These two incidents are clearly concerning because they involve elderly and vulnerable victims.
In both incidents the offender has used force to push past the occupants and, in one case, stolen cash. Anyone with information should contact the force.
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