A murder investigation has been launched after a pensioner was attacked at his home in Nottinghamshire.The victim, who was in his 70s, was attacked at Cornerpin Drive in Kirkby-in Ashfield around 9pm on Sunday. He collapsed and later died at hospital.
Tests have been inconclusive but have revealed the victim suffered an aneurism caused by the assault. Detectives believe a white man, of medium to heavy build, wearing dark clothing with a black hat or hood and a sleeveless, yellow high-visibility jacket may have been involved in the assault.
“We are still trying to establish the facts of what happened here, but it seems the victim was attacked in his home by a lone offender. “The victim collapsed shortly afterwards and died at hospital. “Did you see anyone in a high visibility jacket around 9pm on Sunday? If so, we need to hear from you.”
– DCI Tony Heydon, Nottinghamshire Police
If you have any information, call the incident room on 01623 483953, Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.