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OAP beaten by thug in Sompting who asked to use the loo

An OAP was attacked by a thug who asked to use his toilet.

The two men burst into his home in Cokeham Lane, Sompting, at 7.30pm on Monday, November 26.

A man called at the door and asked to use the toilet.

The victim declined and shut the door but half-a-minute later there was another knock and when he answered it a second man pushed his way in, knocking the man to the floor.

The suspect went into the lounge where it is thought he stole some loose change from a sideboard.

The first man is described as white in his mid 30s, about 5' 11", with a shaven head and wearing dark clothing.

The second suspect is described as white, also mid 30s, but taller than the first man. He was unshaven, possibly with a goatee-style beard and wearing a woolly hat.

Detective Constable Andy Hobden said: "This was a very frightening ordeal for this elderly gentlemen who suffers with severe arthritis, which was not helped by being thrown to the floor. He was lucky not to sustain more serious injuries and he is understandably very shaken and fearful about what happened.”

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5:37pm Mon 3 Dec 12

Algeria Touchshriek says...

Words fail me, they really do.

Hope the old boy is OK.
Words fail me, they really do. Hope the old boy is OK. Algeria Touchshriek
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6:12pm Mon 3 Dec 12

Joshiman says...

Five years min with no parole.
Five years min with no parole. Joshiman
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6:13pm Mon 3 Dec 12

ShorehamBeachcomber says...

Did they pull the chain?
Did they pull the chain? ShorehamBeachcomber
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6:57pm Mon 3 Dec 12

Hoarder12345444 says...

Algeria Touchshriek wrote:
Words fail me, they really do.

Hope the old boy is OK.
I hear ya. Absolutely disgusting what people will do to lay their hands on a few quid.
[quote][p][bold]Algeria Touchshriek[/bold] wrote: Words fail me, they really do. Hope the old boy is OK.[/p][/quote]I hear ya. Absolutely disgusting what people will do to lay their hands on a few quid. Hoarder12345444
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10:48am Tue 4 Dec 12

spencer1973 says...

when you gotta go you gotta go
when you gotta go you gotta go spencer1973
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11:47am Tue 4 Dec 12

qm says...

spencer1973 wrote:
when you gotta go you gotta go
I wonder if the victim have been your father or grandfather whether you would be so inclined to make light of the situation. One day you will be old and it might be your turn!
[quote][p][bold]spencer1973[/bold] wrote: when you gotta go you gotta go[/p][/quote]I wonder if the victim have been your father or grandfather whether you would be so inclined to make light of the situation. One day you will be old and it might be your turn! qm
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