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Pensioner stabbed four times and robbed of £800 and bus pass in Harold Hill

PUBLISHED: 07:46 10 April 2018 | UPDATED: 09:13 10 April 2018

Police were called to reports of a stabbing in Retford Close. Photo: Google

Police were called to reports of a stabbing in Retford Close. Photo: Google

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A man in his 70s was stabbed four times and robbed of £800 as he returned to his Harold Hill home after collecting his pension.

Police were called to reports of a stabbing in Retford Close at around 5.40pm yesterday (April 9).

Officers and parademics attended to find a man suffering stab injuries.

He told police that, while shopping in Farnham shops he was approached by a woman, who he recognised as living in flats in nearby Peterfield Avenue.

She offered to help walk him home at around 5pm.

But as they reached his front door, he was approached by a man who said: “Give me your money or I’ll stab you.”

When the eldery man refused, the suspect withdrew a knife and stabbed the victim four times in the left thigh.

He then stole his wallet, containing £800 and the victim’s bus pass.

The suspects then ran off in the direction of Peterfield Avenue.

The victim was taken to hospital for treatment where his injuries were deemed not life-changing or threatening.

No arrests have been made and enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing.

Officers from the East Area Command Unit continue to investigate.

Anyone with information should call police on 101.

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