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:
I am overwhelmed by the amount of support people have shown following the appeal. From their information we have been given several leads and today a teenager was arrested on suspicion of robbery. This was a terrible act of violence and I am determined to find the people responsible. I would still like to appeal for information ? this could have been your father or grandfather and we need to find those responsible...
... I am keen to hear from anyone that witnessed the attack or from anyone who saw these people run from the car. No matter how insignificant you feel your information is I would urge you to call me or one of my team. Mr Green still continues to make a slow recovery in hospital and the family have been informed of the latest development.
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.