Pensioner traumatised after attempted mugging in Peterborough leaves him injured

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A pensioner has been traumatised after four men tried to steal his wallet and left him with cuts and severe bruising.

The 82-year-old victim suffered the injuries at about 7pm on Sunday, April 5, on the cut-through between Nottingham Way and Barkston Drive in Dogsthorpe.

The people police are seeking to speak to

The people police are seeking to speak to

Four young men, aged between 16 to 20, approached the victim and asked him for the time.

As the victim gave them the time they threatened to beat him up unless he handed his wallet over.

The victim took his wallet out and threw it over a fence into a neighbouring garden, at which point the suspects ran off.

As they did, they barged in to him, causing cuts and severe bruising.

Injuries suffered by the victim

Injuries suffered by the victim

The young men are described as being of Asian appearance and around 5’7”.

Police are now appealing for witnesses to the incident.

Officers are keen to speak to the people shown in the CCTV image.

Detective Constable Pete Wise said: “This cowardly and unprovoked attack has left its elderly victim injured and frightened.

“I urge anyone with any information to come forward.”

Anyone with information should call DC Wise on 101 (quoting incident number 377), or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or online at