AN 85-year-old man suffered a broken jaw in an assault by a gang of youths as he walked through a popular beauty spot.
The assault happened between 6.45pm and 7.10pm on November 21 when the man was walking to St Alban’s Church in Denaby from his house in Conisbrough.
When he arrived at the church, he was bleeding and it is believed he was assaulted by a group of young people as he walked along Denaby Crags.
Nothing was stolen from the man, but he was taken to the Mexborough Montagu Hospital with a broken jaw and remains in hospital.
Police are appealing for anybody to come forward who may have witnessed what happened or seen any groups of young people hanging around prior to the incident.
Det Con Ian Honeybone, who is investigating the incident, said: “This was a nasty attack which has left an elderly man with a serious injury.
“We are not sure why this man was assaulted as nothing was stolen from him. I would urge anybody who may have information to come forward and help us catch those responsible.”
Anybody with information should contact the police on 101 quoting incident number 1102 of the 21 November or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.