Pensioner hit over the head with crowbar

Pensioner hit over the head with crowbar

Pensioner hit over the head with crowbar

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A 16-YEAR-OLD boy has been arrested on suspicion of robbery after a pensioner was attacked at his home.

Police are also seeking another man over the “brutal” incident in Burgess Hill on Monday in which the pensioner was hit on the head with a crowbar and threatened with a handgun.

The 70-year-old victim answered his door in Windmill Drive and was confronted by two young men, police said. One of them hit him over the head with a crowbar, demanding money, while the second pointed a handgun at him.

They both ran away when the pensioner grabbed a kitchen knife, police said. He was with his wife at the time and was taken to hospital for treatment to a cut to his head and to his finger.

It is understood he was not badly injured and is recovering.

The 16-year-old was arrested on Wednesday and bailed until October 29. Police say he is local.

Detective Sergeant Laura Diamond said on Tuesday: “This was a brutal attack. The man opened the door just after 7pm that evening as he thought it was a member of the family and bravely confronted his violent attackers.”

The attackers were described as slim. One was 17-19 years, about 6’ with a dark, swarthy complexion and wearing dark clothing.

The other was shorter and wore lighter clothing.

Crime statistics show there was one robbery reported in nearby Wyvern Way on February 1 this year.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting serial 1161 25/8.

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6:58am Sat 30 Aug 14

nissancars says...

5 years in jail would do this guy the world of good and lets hope the injured guys grandsons can meet him one day
5 years in jail would do this guy the world of good and lets hope the injured guys grandsons can meet him one day nissancars
  • Score: 22

8:20am Sat 30 Aug 14

hoveguyactually says...

The 16-year-old was arrested on Wednesday and bailed until October 29. Police say he is local.

Leaving him with plenty of time to commit a few more crimes.
The 16-year-old was arrested on Wednesday and bailed until October 29. Police say he is local. Leaving him with plenty of time to commit a few more crimes. hoveguyactually
  • Score: 20

8:51am Sat 30 Aug 14

Valentinian says...

nissancars wrote:
5 years in jail would do this guy the world of good and lets hope the injured guys grandsons can meet him one day
What! And have him smash their heads in as well...YOU ARE SICK, THIS FAMILY HAS SUFFERED ENOUGH, what next!...I hope he meets this guys grand daughters when he has had a few beers! You disgust me!
[quote][p][bold]nissancars[/bold] wrote: 5 years in jail would do this guy the world of good and lets hope the injured guys grandsons can meet him one day[/p][/quote]What! And have him smash their heads in as well...YOU ARE SICK, THIS FAMILY HAS SUFFERED ENOUGH, what next!...I hope he meets this guys grand daughters when he has had a few beers! You disgust me! Valentinian
  • Score: -20

11:23am Sat 30 Aug 14

rogerthefish says...

So you threaten someone with a gun and hit them with a crowbar and you get bailed?

No wonder the youth of today are Fekked up.
So you threaten someone with a gun and hit them with a crowbar and you get bailed? No wonder the youth of today are Fekked up. rogerthefish
  • Score: 13

11:31am Sat 30 Aug 14

boo2005 says...

Valentinian wrote:
nissancars wrote:
5 years in jail would do this guy the world of good and lets hope the injured guys grandsons can meet him one day
What! And have him smash their heads in as well...YOU ARE SICK, THIS FAMILY HAS SUFFERED ENOUGH, what next!...I hope he meets this guys grand daughters when he has had a few beers! You disgust me!
'Valentinian', you are complete idiot, you ignorant fool, are you on drugs!
I just cannot believe the statement that I've just read of yours, no-one in their right mind is going to have sympathy for two dreadful teenagers who think nothing of attempting to rob a pensioner, armed with a steel bar with intent to use if they come across resistance, are you insane?.....they have to be taught a lesson they wont forget!
[quote][p][bold]Valentinian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nissancars[/bold] wrote: 5 years in jail would do this guy the world of good and lets hope the injured guys grandsons can meet him one day[/p][/quote]What! And have him smash their heads in as well...YOU ARE SICK, THIS FAMILY HAS SUFFERED ENOUGH, what next!...I hope he meets this guys grand daughters when he has had a few beers! You disgust me![/p][/quote]'Valentinian', you are complete idiot, you ignorant fool, are you on drugs! I just cannot believe the statement that I've just read of yours, no-one in their right mind is going to have sympathy for two dreadful teenagers who think nothing of attempting to rob a pensioner, armed with a steel bar with intent to use if they come across resistance, are you insane?.....they have to be taught a lesson they wont forget! boo2005
  • Score: 15

12:51pm Sat 30 Aug 14

ok,jared says...

hoveguyactually wrote:
The 16-year-old was arrested on Wednesday and bailed until October 29. Police say he is local.

Leaving him with plenty of time to commit a few more crimes.
Or meet some 'street justice' ;-)
[quote][p][bold]hoveguyactually[/bold] wrote: The 16-year-old was arrested on Wednesday and bailed until October 29. Police say he is local. Leaving him with plenty of time to commit a few more crimes.[/p][/quote]Or meet some 'street justice' ;-) ok,jared
  • Score: 4

1:04pm Sat 30 Aug 14

whatsisname says...

boo2005 - totally agree. enough said...
boo2005 - totally agree. enough said... whatsisname
  • Score: 0

1:09pm Sat 30 Aug 14

whatsisname says...

hey nissan / okjared / boo2005 - just check out this other comment the idiot that is valentinian on another story today.... hope the link works...

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what a complete cockerel, minus the erel.. b'jasus!!
hey nissan / okjared / boo2005 - just check out this other comment the idiot that is valentinian on another story today.... hope the link works... http://www.theargus. co.uk/news/11442040. VIDEO__Thieves_raid_ ___Aladdin___s_cave_ ___of_wine_for___20_ 000_of_posh_plonk/#c ommentsList what a complete cockerel, minus the erel.. b'jasus!! whatsisname
  • Score: 3

3:00pm Sat 30 Aug 14

NathanAdler says...

I imagine the mother of this boy is equally as scummy.

In fact I bet my house and pension on it.
I imagine the mother of this boy is equally as scummy. In fact I bet my house and pension on it. NathanAdler
  • Score: 7

3:29pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Sir Prised says...

I think it's high time the parents of under 18s were also dragged into court to explain why they have so blatantly failed in raising a respectful and responsible child? The breakdown of family life is at the root of this kiind of brutality yet little is done to address it. Incidentally justice shoudl be metered out far fatser than presently. His feet shouldn't touch the ground before he finds himself behind bars.
I think it's high time the parents of under 18s were also dragged into court to explain why they have so blatantly failed in raising a respectful and responsible child? The breakdown of family life is at the root of this kiind of brutality yet little is done to address it. Incidentally justice shoudl be metered out far fatser than presently. His feet shouldn't touch the ground before he finds himself behind bars. Sir Prised
  • Score: 9

5:59pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Maxwell's Ghost says...

A 16 year old doing this sort of thing is not right in the head and should be sent to a secure psychiatric unit immediately bugger going to court.
He's clearly not right in the head or has a serious learning difficulty.
A 16 year old doing this sort of thing is not right in the head and should be sent to a secure psychiatric unit immediately bugger going to court. He's clearly not right in the head or has a serious learning difficulty. Maxwell's Ghost
  • Score: 11

8:01am Sun 31 Aug 14

Valentinian says...

Maxwell's Ghost wrote:
A 16 year old doing this sort of thing is not right in the head and should be sent to a secure psychiatric unit immediately bugger going to court.
He's clearly not right in the head or has a serious learning difficulty.
Not right in the head...is that a medical term, you used it twice , at least you are not advocating that the victims grandsons are made to suffer violent assaults at the hands of these thugs like some on here...shame on you Nissan a Cars....
[quote][p][bold]Maxwell's Ghost[/bold] wrote: A 16 year old doing this sort of thing is not right in the head and should be sent to a secure psychiatric unit immediately bugger going to court. He's clearly not right in the head or has a serious learning difficulty.[/p][/quote]Not right in the head...is that a medical term, you used it twice , at least you are not advocating that the victims grandsons are made to suffer violent assaults at the hands of these thugs like some on here...shame on you Nissan a Cars.... Valentinian
  • Score: 1

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