Sunday, 26 May 2013

Britain is no country for old men who suffer the violence meted out against them because they are old men

July 2012
Have-a-go hero becomes victim of mindless thuggery: Battered face of pensioner, 82, who chased off burglars after being beaten up in his home
  • Joseph Carter confronted attackers and was repeatedly punched in the head.
  • Pensioner chased intruders for 300ft and was later found on roadside.
  • Bravely releases photos of bloodied face and hands in bid to trace thugs.

    November 2012
    Joseph Griffiths stabbing death: Man remanded over murder
    * Joseph Griffiths, 73, was found stabbed at his home in Hazlebury Road, Fulham, on Saturday morning.
    * A man charged with the murder of a pensioner who was found dead at his home in west London has been remanded in custody.

    May 2013
    Grandfather, 75, 'tried to fight off killer' before being stabbed to death outside his home on return from mosque's evening prayers

    • Officers called by ambulance service to Small Heath, Birmingham.
    • Pensioner taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
    • Victim was father-of-seven Muhammed Saleem Chaudhry.
    • Respected member of community was taking just short walk home.
    • Nephew tells how he found his uncle lying in a pool of blood.
    • Grieving daughter says: 'Everyone, old and young, knew him.'
    • Shazia Khansays he was stabbed four times in the back.
    April 2013
    Couple jailed for beating pensioner in car light row

  • * A teenage couple who beat up a "defenceless 78-year-old man” for pointing out that they were driving with their headlights off have been jailed.
  • * Mr Connan had been standing at a bus stop when he noticed Graney was driving without headlights and indicated that he should turn them on.
  • * Fenton then said to him “are you going to let him get away with that?” before the pair stopped the car, got out and punched and kicked Mr Connan.
  • * The pair, who a judge said had shown “not the slightest bit of remorse” throughout their trial, then drove off leaving him bleeding on the floor.


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