Staple Tye pensioner assault: Two teenagers arrested

Crime / Sat 19th Oct 2013 at 02:22pm

POLICE have arrested two teenage boys after a pensioner was seriously injured in an assault at Harlow.

The 76-year-old victim suffered a broken hip and broken arm and will require major surgery as a result of the incident at an underpass between Staple Tye and Bishopsfield at 5.15pm on Wednesday October 16.

The boys, aged 17 and 14 and both from Harlow were arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent. They have both been bailed until November 21 pending further enquiries.

The investigation is continuing and detectives believe that at least two other people were involved in the assault.

DS Mick Orr, of Harlow CID, said: “This was a totally unprovoked attack on a 76-year-old man. We are still appealing for information and would like to hear from any witnesses who have not yet spoken to police or anyone who was in the area at the time and saw a group of four or more youths at the underpass at about 5.15pm.

“We would also like to speak to a woman who stopped to help the victim shortly after the attack.”

Anyone who can help should contact Harlow CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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