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Pensioner left with severe bruising after 'cowardly, mindless' attack in Northamptonshire village

WATCH: ITV Anglia's Rebecca Haworth went to meet Jim Fleck at his home in Pattishall, Northamptonshire

An attack on an elderly man in Northamptonshire has been described as "cowardly and mindless" by police.

Jim Fleck was left lying on the side of the road in a pool of blood after the attack in Pattishall in Northamptonshire on Saturday evening.

He was walking home from the pub with his dog when set upon.

Mr Fleck said he is determined to continue living a normal life despite the attack leaving him shaken.

Jim Fleck was attacked randomly while walking home from the pub Credit: ITV Anglia

A statement from Northamptonshire Police said: "This was a cowardly, mindless attack in which the perpetrator attacked this gentleman from behind.

“Unfortunately we do not have a description of the offender but if anyone witnessed the attack or noticed anything suspicious in the Pattishall area between 6pm and 8pm on Saturday, 30 November, we would encourage them to come forward with their information.”