William Hopkins from Birmingham was left with a fractured jaw after being beaten and robbed.
He was returning to his home in Gooch Street when he was attacked.
The 78-year-old pensioner tells ITV Central of his injuries.
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The National Chief Executive of Public Health England will be in Nottingham today to welcome an initiative to improve children's teeth.
A fresher start than recently, though with plenty of sunshine. Turning cloudier later in the day.
Dry with long spells of sunshine and light winds. Feeling very warm during the afternoon.