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Pensioner appeals for help in catching vicious attacker

A pensioner described how he was assaulted in the street and he is appealing for help in tracing his attacker. Graham Young has said he is lucky to be alive after he was punched, kicked and stamped on in an unprovoked attack.

He was walking from a Co-op in Birkenhead, when the attacker pounced. Mr Young, believes he was targeted due to asking two men to move their dog away from the store entrance so he could enter.

He said there were two men in their early twenties and they had a dog on a lead, “a black Staffy-type terrier”. He continued that the dog was in the doorway preventing people getting in and out so he asked politely if he could move the dog.

He then claims one of the men threatened him through the shop window which was only moments before the attack happened.

Mr Young stated that they waited for him to leave and one man turned, saw him and sprinted across the road and towards him. They then got him to the floor and “the punches and kicks rained in”.

Mr Young, went to hospital where he was treated for bruising to his face and head and he needed two weeks off work to recover.

Detectives are appealing for information that could help find the attacker and CCTV images of a man they believe may have more information about the attack have been released.

Police are appealing to the man, or anyone else with information, to contact them on 0151 7772265 or ring Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

If you think you, or someone you know, has been affected by anything relating in this article and would like expert advice on this type of case, contact Hampson Hughes and ask to speak with Hilary Hignet today on 0800 888 6888 or email

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