Police have confirmed that a 90 year old man has been stabbed in the neck during a burglary on his home.
The burglar, sporting a ski mask, broke into the elderly man’s home on Tuesday evening and demanded money . Before the pensioner could reply, the offender knocked him to the ground before stabbing him in the arm and neck.
The elderly gentleman managed to hand the intruder some cash before the assailant fled from the house.
Police and paramedics were alerted to the attack and arrived at the house shortly before 8pm on Tuesday evening, whereupon the gentleman was transferred to Blackpool Victoria Hospital for treatment.
The Detective Sergeant leading the case, Steve Talbott, said that “this was a shocking and unprovoked attack where a male pensioner has been subject to a vicious assault”. He went on to say that, thankfully, the victim had not suffered any serious injuries but the ordeal has left him upset and shaken. Police are urging anyone with information to come forward, especially if they saw someone acting suspiciously around the Stanley Avenue area of Poulton early on the evening of the offence taking place.
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