OAP attacked after asking man to stop urinating


Police have issued a photograph of the injuries a 70-year-old man sustained after being attacked in Oldham.

Derek Laidlaw, 70, saw a man urinating against the wall of his partner’s house in Failsworth at At around 10.45pm on Saturday July 2.

He asked him to stop but the man punched the victim to the face before pinning him against the wall where he continued to punch his head and face repeatedly.

Derek collapsed on the floor where the attack continued.

Another man, who was passing, pulled the attacker away from Derek and the attacker fled towards Kew Road, Failsworth.

Officers have issued a description of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the assault.

He is described as white, of a stocky/muscular build and in his late 40s or early 50s. He has dark hair with dark eyebrows and was wearing dark clothing.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

July 7th, 2016 by