Community rallies around mugged pensioner

 People in Chipping Sodbury and beyond have reacted with kindness after a 77 pensioner was mugged in broad daylight in the town.

A Just Giving page set up by local councillor James Ball surpassed it’s first target of £500 within 4 hours, and now a second target of £1,000 has been beaten.  As Yate and Sodbury Voice went to press, the total was nearing £1,250.

The attack happened around midday on July 11.  The 77-year-old man, who uses a hearing aid, was walking along Horseshoe Lane when a man came up behind him and pushed him over. 

The pensioner hurt his leg in the fall and while he lay on the ground his assailant allegedly threatened him, searched his pockets and stole cash from his wallet. 

Police have arrested a 27 year old man in connection with the incident and say he has been released under investigation.

Mr Ball decided to launch

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