A 97-year-old Second World War veteran has vowed to bounce back after a "horrific" doorstep robbery at his own home.
Harry Melling was pushed to the floor and had his wallet ripped from his trousers in the attack at his home in Newtown, Wigan.
The widower who risked his life serving his country on submarines during the war, said: "It was a shock. It unsettled me for quite a period of time and it has disturbed me.
The pensioner, a former warden at his local church, St Mark's Church in Newtown, is being supported by his extended family.
The suspect is described as 5ft 8in, of medium build and wore dark clothing.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 7124, 101 quoting incident number 2354 of 12/10/17, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.