Attack On 80 Year Old Will Send Shockwaves Throughout The Community

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ROBIN Newton East Belfast DUP MLA, a member of the Policing Board, has described the attack on the 80 year old east Belfast pensioner as a scandalous attack carried out by  heartless masked thugs. The attack in Roddens Crescent will send shock waves of concern throughout the district. Robin Newton said,
 
“Yet again a senior citizen, unable to defend himself against younger and much stronger thugs, has been attacked in his own home.
 
That the 80 year old victim was not physically injured is something to be grateful for but no doubt the mental trauma will be with him for a very long time.
 
These continuing attacks on elderly victims are a scourge on our society. Supporting older and vulnerable citizens is the hallmark of a decent society. That there are those who prepared to target, abuse and make a prey of older and defenceless citizens should concern all decent citizens. Those found guilty of these callous and cold hearted attacks deserve to feel the full weight of the law and to be ostracised by society.
 
I am appealing to anyone who has even the smallest piece of information or perhaps even a suspicion to contact the PSNI by using the 101.number.”