OAP visting wife's grave has car and false leg stolen

A PENSIONER had his car and prosthetic leg stolen as he prepared to leave a cemetery after visiting his wife's grave.

A PENSIONER had his car and prosthetic leg stolen as he prepared to leave a cemetery after visiting his wife's grave.

The 73-year-old had just put his false leg in his vehicle when he was wrestled to the ground and dragged backwards by the robber, who then got into the car and drove off, hurling obscenities at his victim.

The attack happened at Anfield Cemetery in Liverpool on Monday.

The green Vauxhall Corsa, registration DE57 PYF, and prosthetic leg have yet to be recovered.


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Detective Chief Inspector Chris Green, of north Liverpool CID, said: “This was a particularly callous attack on an elderly man who was simply visiting his wife's grave.

“The offender has waited until the man has been at his most vulnerable before taking his car using force.

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“He is extremely shaken up and distressed by what has happened and, now he is without a car, is having difficulty getting around and doing the day to day things he enjoys.

“We are determined to do all we can to get this man his car back and the catch the person who stole it and I would appeal for anyone who witnessed the robbery, has seen anyone acting suspiciously in the car park, or has seen this vehicle since it was taken, to contact the police.”

The offender is described as white, in his early 20s, with dark, spiky hair and wore a black track suit.

Anyone with information is asked to call St Anne Street CID 0151 777 4808 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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