A band of feral schoolboys who pushed a 74-year-old pensioner into the freezing River Mersey were this morning being hunted by police.
The youths targeted the elderly gentleman as he was enjoying a rest from walking, as he perched on the banks of the famed waterway in Warrington on Sunday afternoon.
Once they’d spotted him just after 2.30 pm they charged into the back of him, catapulting him into the freezing depths of the Mersey, and as he struggled in the waters, the dastardly trio ran away, laughing at the attack.
Fortunately, two women nearby spotted the attack and helped him out to the bankside.
Sergeant Mark Spaven, of Warrington Local Police Unit, said that this was an unexpected and upsetting incident that had naturally left the gentleman shaken and that he’d returned home freezing cold and had sustained a cut to his face due to hitting his head as he fell into the water.
Sergeant Mark Spaven said that they were determined to find those responsible and they were asking anyone who had any information or thinks they know who did this to come forward.
He also wanted to appeal to the two women who thankfully came to his rescue to please get in touch with them, as they could have information that could assist with their inquiry.
The incident took place between 2.30 pm and 3 pm on Sunday 25 April while the gentleman was sat on a bank of the River Mersey on Wharf Street near Riverside Retail Park.
After the attack, he walked home and notified his family who reported the attack to the police.
This is the most shocking attack on an elderly person, considering they didn’t know whether he could swim or not, and this matter should be viewed the same as if they’d pushed him in front of a train.
This could of course have occurred anywhere, and we shouldn’t discredit Warrington. This is simply due to the society that we live in, and there are no deterrents in this country, with just another group of gutless fools that believe it’s okay to pick on the elderly because they don’t have the guts to pick on someone their own age.
But this is what our country has come to and it’s disintegrating because of our continuing governments that have wrapped them up in cotton wool – telling them it’s not their fault, and then give them all the excuses in the world to fail, and countless children have become vulgar bullies, and it should be first the stocks, then the birch, and finally a long stint in the Army so that they can learn some respect.
And isn’t it grand now that lockdown is lifting – now parents can fob them off to school and let them wander the streets doing whatever they like after school while some parents sit in the boozer.
I wonder how they would respond if it was their grandfather, or do they not think about these things when they do them? Or do they just not care?
This is our broken Britain, where the young target the old for abuse attacks, entertainment and much more, and we have produced children that are wicked and cruel, and this is all about government who are do-gooding fools who banned discipline.
There’s no fear of reprisal or the cane anymore and teenagers believe they can just get away with doing stuff like this, and they probably will, with a slap on the wrist, a fine and don’t do it again!