Gang attacks babysitting grandad

Gang attack grandfather after storming into home

Gang attack grandfather after storming into home

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A GANG of three men hit a grandad over the head and attacked him while he was babysitting.

The 44-year-old victim was at home when he was confronted and attacked by three men who knocked at his door.

The incident happened at a house in Warwick Road, Atherton, at 10.40pm on Wednesday.

The thugs knocked on the door and, when he answered, asked the victim who he was.

He explained he was babysitting his granddaughter and asked who they were.

One of the men then hit him over the head with an unknown object.

The victim staggered into the living room and fell onto the sofa, where the men continued to attack him by punching him seven times in the head.

They then left, leaving the victim with cuts on his head.

One of the men was white, 5ft 10in to 6ft tall, medium build and wearing a black hooded top.

The second man was white, 5ft 8in to 5ft 10in tall, medium build, with short brown or ginger hair and was wearing a blue and white patterned top.

The third man was wearing a cream coloured checked top and was white and between 5ft 8in to 5ft 10in tall.

Det Sgt Neil Lawless described the incident as a "vicious" attack.

He said: “The victim is understandably very shaken by what happened, especially since his five-year-old granddaughter was in the house.

“We’re urging anyone who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the area to contact police immediately.”

Anyone with information can call police on 0161 8567108 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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6:50pm Thu 17 Apr 14

MarkAllRead says...

Yeesh, a granddad at 39 years old.
Yeesh, a granddad at 39 years old. MarkAllRead
  • Score: 6

7:47pm Thu 17 Apr 14

akaroa44 says...

MarkAllRead wrote:
Yeesh, a granddad at 39 years old.
Get a spy hole fitted on the door, if you are not certain who the people are then don't answer the door after dark.
[quote][p][bold]MarkAllRead[/bold] wrote: Yeesh, a granddad at 39 years old.[/p][/quote]Get a spy hole fitted on the door, if you are not certain who the people are then don't answer the door after dark. akaroa44
  • Score: 8

7:53pm Thu 17 Apr 14

taff ray davies says...

MarkAllRead wrote:
Yeesh, a granddad at 39 years old.
39 yr old victim was 44 yr old
[quote][p][bold]MarkAllRead[/bold] wrote: Yeesh, a granddad at 39 years old.[/p][/quote]39 yr old victim was 44 yr old taff ray davies
  • Score: -11

7:53pm Thu 17 Apr 14

killerklowns@sky.com says...

What the he'll has his age got to do with it?!
What the he'll has his age got to do with it?! killerklowns@sky.com
  • Score: 13

8:00pm Thu 17 Apr 14

BBBBBBXX says...

taff ray davies wrote:
MarkAllRead wrote:
Yeesh, a granddad at 39 years old.
39 yr old victim was 44 yr old
His grand daughter was 5, hence becoming a grandad at 39
[quote][p][bold]taff ray davies[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MarkAllRead[/bold] wrote: Yeesh, a granddad at 39 years old.[/p][/quote]39 yr old victim was 44 yr old[/p][/quote]His grand daughter was 5, hence becoming a grandad at 39 BBBBBBXX
  • Score: 10

8:06pm Thu 17 Apr 14

HOOSIER says...

MarkAllRead wrote:
Yeesh, a granddad at 39 years old.
He will love you you've just knocked 5 yrs of his age.
[quote][p][bold]MarkAllRead[/bold] wrote: Yeesh, a granddad at 39 years old.[/p][/quote]He will love you you've just knocked 5 yrs of his age. HOOSIER
  • Score: -8

8:17pm Thu 17 Apr 14

danssoncabaret says...

There are some filthy scum about, be careful who you open the door to.I hope the victim makes a speedy recovery.
There are some filthy scum about, be careful who you open the door to.I hope the victim makes a speedy recovery. danssoncabaret
  • Score: 13

9:33pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Lancashire always says...

taff ray davies wrote:
MarkAllRead wrote:
Yeesh, a granddad at 39 years old.
39 yr old victim was 44 yr old
Duh ,,When she was born !
[quote][p][bold]taff ray davies[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MarkAllRead[/bold] wrote: Yeesh, a granddad at 39 years old.[/p][/quote]39 yr old victim was 44 yr old[/p][/quote]Duh ,,When she was born ! Lancashire always
  • Score: 8

11:50pm Thu 17 Apr 14

I, Ludicrous says...

HOOSIER wrote:
MarkAllRead wrote:
Yeesh, a granddad at 39 years old.
He will love you you've just knocked 5 yrs of his age.
Oh, you thick ****. There really should be an intelligence exam that people have to sit before being granted access to the Internet.
[quote][p][bold]HOOSIER[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MarkAllRead[/bold] wrote: Yeesh, a granddad at 39 years old.[/p][/quote]He will love you you've just knocked 5 yrs of his age.[/p][/quote]Oh, you thick ****. There really should be an intelligence exam that people have to sit before being granted access to the Internet. I, Ludicrous
  • Score: 10

1:46am Fri 18 Apr 14

wild one says...

MarkAllRead wrote:
Yeesh, a granddad at 39 years old.
Thick as pig ****....castle hill perhaps?
[quote][p][bold]MarkAllRead[/bold] wrote: Yeesh, a granddad at 39 years old.[/p][/quote]Thick as pig ****....castle hill perhaps? wild one
  • Score: 5

4:52am Fri 18 Apr 14

doogle1965 says...

I don't know what age has to do with being attacked ive just turned 49yrs old and have 4 grandkids eldest is 10yrs so I was 38 when daughter got preggy 39yrs old nanna when was born my hubby was granddad at 36 yrs old were are you going with this...hope he has a speedy recovery....
I don't know what age has to do with being attacked ive just turned 49yrs old and have 4 grandkids eldest is 10yrs so I was 38 when daughter got preggy 39yrs old nanna when was born my hubby was granddad at 36 yrs old were are you going with this...hope he has a speedy recovery.... doogle1965
  • Score: -4

8:32am Fri 18 Apr 14

melloj says...

doogle1965 wrote:
I don't know what age has to do with being attacked ive just turned 49yrs old and have 4 grandkids eldest is 10yrs so I was 38 when daughter got preggy 39yrs old nanna when was born my hubby was granddad at 36 yrs old were are you going with this...hope he has a speedy recovery....
Were are they going with it?? Whilst I agree its totally irrelevent. What they are talking about are young people wasting their lives by having kids far too early. Thus making people like your self Grandparents - far too early. In case you weren't aware we have the worst teenage pregnance rate in Europe.
[quote][p][bold]doogle1965[/bold] wrote: I don't know what age has to do with being attacked ive just turned 49yrs old and have 4 grandkids eldest is 10yrs so I was 38 when daughter got preggy 39yrs old nanna when was born my hubby was granddad at 36 yrs old were are you going with this...hope he has a speedy recovery....[/p][/quote]Were are they going with it?? Whilst I agree its totally irrelevent. What they are talking about are young people wasting their lives by having kids far too early. Thus making people like your self Grandparents - far too early. In case you weren't aware we have the worst teenage pregnance rate in Europe. melloj
  • Score: 8

9:35am Fri 18 Apr 14

Beyond News Forum says...

*facepalm* Outrageous.

So what is the real story here? Nothing stolen? An unprovoked attack?

I agree that there is some shyte walking the streets, but if nothing was stolen then what was the motive of those attacking the guy? I am sure there is more to this than meets the eye.

Maybe...
*facepalm* Outrageous. So what is the real story here? Nothing stolen? An unprovoked attack? I agree that there is some shyte walking the streets, but if nothing was stolen then what was the motive of those attacking the guy? I am sure there is more to this than meets the eye. Maybe... Beyond News Forum
  • Score: 12

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