1. ITV Report

Walking stick stolen as elderly man taunted by teenagers

File photo of elderly man with walking stick Credit: PA

An elderly man has had his walking stick stolen after being taunted by three teenage boys in Derby.

The 68-year-old victim was allegedly approached by the boys, thought to be aged between 13 and 16, near the park benches in the Sussex Circus area of Chaddesden at around 6pm on Friday (February 16).

The man’s walking stick was stolen and he was verbally abused by the trio.

PC Christopher Martin said:

This was a humiliating and frightening ordeal for a vulnerable man. I would urge anyone that knows who might be responsible to come forward.

If you witnessed the incident, have heard gossip about what happened or know teenagers that frequently hang around in the area, we’d love to hear from you.

I would also ask parents of teenagers in the local area to ask whether they’ve heard anything about what happened.

– PC Christopher Martin