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The 74-year-old retiree is left with a broken hip, nose and cheekbone after being punched in his own yard

The 74-year-old retiree is left with a broken hip, nose and cheekbone after being punched in his own garden in a gruesome, unprovoked attack while closing

  • Man has been left with horrific injuries after an unprovoked attack in his garden
  • Robert Thompson, 74, had surgery for a broken hip, cheekbone, and broken nose after being attacked at his Gateshead home on Tyne and Wear
  • The perpetrator reportedly jumped off the fence and attacked Thompson before fleeing Stella Road, Blaydon
  • The retiree posted images of his injuries in an effort to help the police find the culprit

A pensioner was left with horrific injuries after being attacked in his own backyard.

Robert Thompson, 74, was the victim of an unprovoked attack outside his home in Gateshead, which required surgery for a broken hip, a broken cheekbone and a broken nose.

Thompson posted photos of the injuries sustained in the attack in an effort to help police track down the criminal.

Robert Thompson, 74, reveals his horrific injuries after being brutally attacked in his garden

Robert Thompson, 74, reveals his horrific injuries after being brutally attacked in his garden

The retiree shows off his shocking bruises on his arms while at home in Gateshead

The retiree shows off his shocking bruises on his arms while at home in Gateshead

The retiree shows off his shocking bruises on his arms while at home in Gateshead

Police believe the perpetrator jumped over the garden gate before attacking Thompson, before fleeing on foot along Stella Road, Blaydon, where he was seen in a black car on Wednesday, April 22.

Detective Constable Ben Malinski said, “This was an insensitive and unprovoked attack that required a vulnerable retiree to undergo surgery.

Thompson needed surgery for a broken hip, broken cheekbone and a broken nose after the unprovoked attack

Thompson needed surgery for a broken hip, broken cheekbone and a broken nose after the unprovoked attack

Thompson needed surgery for a broken hip, broken cheekbone and a broken nose after the unprovoked attack

Fortunately, Mr. Thompson has recovered quickly and is recovering well, but we are determined to find the one responsible for this vicious attack.

“We have conducted a number of investigations in connection with this incident and are now asking the public for information.

“If you have seen or think you have any information about who is responsible, please come forward as soon as possible.”

The attacker is described as a white man in his early twenties and has a dirty beard.

He was wearing a gray hooded top at the time of the attack.

The police are asking anyone with more information to come forward or call the police at 101.

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