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.
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