Attack on mobility scooter pensioner

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A DISABLED pensioner was pulled from his mobility scooter and beaten with his own stick during an attempted robbery in Riddings on Saturday.

The attack happened at around 7.05pm when the 69-year-old man was riding through the park near the cricket pavillion.

He was approached by two men who demanded money from him and the man refused.

A police spokeswoman said: “One of them allegedly pulled his walking stick off him and hit him on the head.

“The second man pulled him off his scooter by the coat and dragged him to the floor. He was hit again on the leg and kicked in the chest.”

The men demanded money again but were refused, and the pair fled empty-handed.

Both men are described as white with eastern European accents. One wore a tracksuit with stripes and a blue Nike baseball cap worn back to front.

The other man wore a red baseball cap. One of the men has a pierced left eyebrow ring and one is about 6ft 2 ins tall.

The victim was taken to King’s Mill Hospital with a slight cut to his head and was later discharged.

Anyone with information is asked to call Derbyshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.