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Appeal after pensioner assaulted in park

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Officers are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed an assault on a pensioner in a play park.

At around 6.20pm on Wednesday 23 August, the victim, in his 70s, was pushed by a teenager in Ilton Play Park, off Copse Lane, causing him to land on a large metal play apparatus.

The man was taken to hospital and is now recovering at home.

The suspect is described as white, approximately 17 years old and 6ft tall. He is thought to be of slim build with short, dark hair and was wearing a black T-shirt.

If you can help, please call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5223204665, or complete our online appeals form.

You can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their Anonymous Online Form.

No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court or have to speak to police when contacting Crimestoppers.