Two arrests made after vicious attack on pensioner walking home from Crewe pub

The elderly man suffered two dislocated shoulders as a result of the assault

Two men have been arrested after a pensioner was viciously attacked as he walked home from the pub in Crewe. The pair were detained by police following the incident on Gresty Road at around 11.45pm on Saturday (November 5).

The elderly victim, aged 76, had left the British Lion on Nantwich Road with a friend about half an hour earlier and began to walk home via South Street and Gresty Road. They are then believed to have been involved in an altercation and verbally abused by a group of three men and one woman.

The men ignored the group and continued to walk home. They separated at around 11.40pm when the victim was left outside an address opposite the Mornflake Stadium car park.

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A short time later, the friend of the victim heard shouting and returned to find he had been assaulted. The elderly man was treated at the scene by paramedics and taken to hospital having ‘sustained a number of injuries’ including two dislocated shoulders.

Police are investigating the incident and have now confirmed that two men, aged 22 and 24, were arrested on Monday (November 7) on suspicion of section 18 assault. They have since been released on conditional bail.

Detective Sergeant Kate Palin, of Cheshire Constabulary, said: “I hope that these arrests provide reassurance to the local community, demonstrating that we are committed to doing all we can to tackle this type of crime.

“We have followed a number of extensive enquiries which has led to two local men being arrested, however this investigation remains very much ongoing.

“While our enquiries continue, I urge anyone who was in the Gresty Road or South Street area between 11.15pm and 11.45pm and believes they may have witnessed the incident. The same goes for anyone with any dashcam footage.

“We’re also keen to hear from any residents and businesses in the area with any CCTV footage which may aid our investigation.”

Any information in relation to the incident, no matter how small, can be reported to Cheshire police at, or on 101, quoting IML 1406330. Reports can also be made anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

  • 10:27, 8 NOV 2022