Sex attack on 87-year-old man in his home

Date published: 28 January 2010

POLICE are hunting a man who sexually assaulted an 87-year-old in his Oldham home.

The offender went into the pensioner’s flat on Trinity Street, Coldhurst between 7 and 7.20pm on Friday.

The elderly householder was sitting watching television when the offender knelt down at the side of his chair and sexually assaulted him.

The shocked victim told the man that his carer was due to arrive and the offender fled. He is described as being black or Asian, of medium build and aged around 17 or 18. He was dressed in black and was wearing black shoes with yellow soles.

Det Cons Simon Halliwell, of Oldham CID, said: “This elderly man has been left feeling shaken and understandably extremely upset by what has happened to him.

“We are doing everything we can to find who was responsible for this despicable attack, but we need the public’s help, so I’m appealing for anyone who may have seen anything suspicious to contact us.

“Incidents like this are rare, but I’d advise people to take precautions when they’re at home, by locking their doors and not letting in anyone they do not know.”

Anyone with any information should call Oldham CID on 0161-856 8955 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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