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Daughter speaks out after attack
Joe Kershaw - photo courtesy of GMP
Joseph Kershaw was beaten about the head with his own walking stick
The daughter of a 92-year-old war veteran beaten up by thieves has said those responsible should be "put in stocks in Oldham town centre".

Joseph Kershaw was hit over the head with a vase and a walking stick when he unlocked his front door so that his carer could let herself in.

June Drew said her father refused to hand over cash despite the beating at his home in Lees, Greater Manchester.

The pensioner suffered cuts to his head during the attack on Monday afternoon.

His daughter June said: "He keeps touching his head and rubbing his forehead.

"He is really upset about it."

Partially deaf

Mr Kershaw, who is partially deaf, was watching television at his home in Lees in Oldham, Greater Manchester, when he was attacked.

When he refused to give in to the burglar's demands for money the intruder left empty-handed and Mr Kershaw was taken to hospital.

Police described the attack as "truly shocking".

They believe two offenders may have been involved - one who carried out the attack and an accomplice who waited outside.

Both men are described as white, aged about 18. One was about 6ft tall and wore dark clothing and the other was 5ft 8in tall and wore a white cap.

The war veteran's daughter describes what happened

War veteran attacked by burglar
05 Dec 06 |  Manchester

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