Shocking images reveal 89-year-old man's injuries after he was stabbed during aggravated burglary in Poulton
A pensioner sustained "nasty" injuries after he was stabbed in the neck and arm during an aggravated burglary in Poulton.
WARNING: this article contains graphic images that could be upsetting to some readers.
Police were called to reports a man had been assaulted at an address in Stanley Avenue at around 7.45pm yesterday (Tuesday, August 11).
The 89-year-old was at home when the intruder demanded money after entering the property through an unlocked widow.
The offender then punched the victim, knocking him to the floor, before stabbing the man in the neck and arm.
The victim - who sustained "nasty" injuries as a result of the violent attack - handed over cash to the assailant who then made off from the scene.
Detectives have now released shocking images of the man's injuries in the hope they will encourage people to come forward.
Det Sgt Steve Talbott, of Blackpool Police, said: "An elderly member of our community has been the subject of a vicious assault and detectives have been working around the clock exploring a number of different enquiries.
"We would urge anyone reading this appeal to study the images carefully. The clothing worn by this person is distinctive, in particular the rucksack he is carrying. We believe someone will know who this is.
"If you can help please contact police immediately.
The man was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital for treatment after the vicious assault, but officers have confirmed he is recovering well.
Police are urging anyone with information to contact police by calling 101 or emailing [email protected], quoting log 1582 of August 11.
Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at https://crimestoppers-uk.org/