Cancer patient burgled at knifepoint

A terminally ill man from Hull is having to replace thousands of pounds worth of electronics after two masked men held him up in his flat at knifepoint.

Cancer patient burgled twice

A terminally ill pensioner has been targetted twice by burglars in his own home and robbed at knifepoint.

They even posed as police investigating the first break-in when they conned their way into 77 year old Denis Nicolini's flat on the Bransholme estate in Hull.

The newly elected Police and Crime Commissioner for the Humberside force says he's appalled by the burglaries. Tina Gelder reports.

Burgled cancer patient: "I'm not going to move"

Denis Nicolini

A terminally ill man from Hull is having to replace thousands of pounds worth of electronics after two masked men held him up in his flat at knifepoint.

Denis Nicolini, 77, from Bransholme, has cancer and had just replaced the items from a previous break-in when the men, posing as police officers, forced their way into his home. Once they had pushed their way past Denis, the burglars took his recently-replaced computer and photography equipment.

The retired electrical engineer's family are trying to persuade him to move to a safer area, but Denis believes the break-ins and three previous muggings should not force him to leave the area where he has lived for years.

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