Wednesday February 1 2012
– A “gutless” attack on an 80-year-old who can hardly walk or talk since suffering a stroke has appalled police.
They said the disgraceful assault left Michael, not his real name, fearful of returning home.
The Noble Park man was bashed when intruders forced their way into his Doonbrae Avenue house about 11.30pm on Sunday, demanding money.
Michael was punched in the face, and repeatedly kicked and punched on the ground, when he opened the door to the men.
Detective Senior Constable Dean Marchant, from Greater Dandenong CIU, said the attack was cowardly.
Despite his injuries, Michael activated a key-ring alarm and the men fled without taking anything.
Senior Constable Marchant said the attack might have been worse if Michael hadn’t had the alarm.
Michael’s carer, who declined to be named, said the elderly man was totally defenceless.
Michael, who uses a walking frame, left hospital to bravely front media yesterday but he was unable to speak because of his condition.
He has returned to hospital for further treatment after suffering extensive bruising and cuts to the head that needed stitches.
Senior Constable Marchant told 3AW that Michael was worried about returning home.
Police believe one of his attackers was wearing a balaclava – Angus Thompson


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