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West Midlands Police have arrested a 14-year-old schoolboy in connection with a brutal attack on a pensioner.
84-year-old Michael Green was attacked outside a pub in Bilston, Wolverhampton, at around 11.30pm on Friday April 11th and had to undergo surgery for a fractured hip as a result.
The attackers stole Mr green's car before dumping it only ten minutes later.
After a heartfelt family appeal, a local boy was arrested today and is being held in police custody on suspicion of robbery.
Detective Chief Inspector Pete Dunn, said:
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Gizelle Smith, the daughter of a pensioner who was attacked as his car was stolen in Wolverhampton has spoken of how he feared for his life during the attack.
84-year-old Michael Green was attacked and dragged from his car outside the Trumpet Pub on High Street last friday evening.
He suffered a fractured hip and had to be operated on. His family have appealed for information.
The family of a pensioner who was dragged from his car and attacked outside a pub in Bilston, Wolverhampton on Friday night are appealing for help to find his attackers.
Michael Green, 84, was attacked when he left the Trumpet Pub on High Street at around 11.30pm.
Mr Green was dragged from his car causing severe injuries which needed surgery including cuts, bruising and a fractured hip.
The men stole the car, a 15-year-old Toyota Avensis, only to crash it a short time later.
The daughter of the pensioner is appealing for any information to help bring his attackers to justice.
My Dad is the most amazing person, when I was two, my mother died and he singlehandedly raised three children.
I can’t begin to tell you how shocked we are, that someone could do this to my Dad. The day before his attack he had booked a holiday abroad ? it is unlikely he will be able to go now.
Acting Detective Chief Inspector Pete Dunn, from the Force CID, said:
This was a motiveless and cowardly attack on a vulnerable and elderly man. We believe that three people may have been involved in the carjacking and believe the answer to who was involved lies within the local community.