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Arrest after pensioner, 74, attacked in Coventry city centre

Felix Nobes 7th May, 2019 Updated: 7th May, 2019

A SUSPECT was arrested after a pensioner, aged 74, was assaulted outside a Coventry Sainsbury’s.

Police on a routine patrol through the city centre came across the man who had been punched in Trinity Street on Saturday (May 4) at around 10.47pm.

Police told us the victim was suspected to have been ‘intoxicated’ while the alleged attacker is not thought to be known to him.

A West Midlands Police spokesperson said: “The 74-year-old was taken to hospital with injuries which are not thought to be serious.

“A 34-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of assault and later released pending further investigation.

“Anyone with information can contact West Midlands Police via Live Chat between 8am and midnight, quoting log 2875 4/5.

“Alternatively, ring 101 any time, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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