Arrest over attack on man, 87, in his Bolton home

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A man has been arrested over a "savage" attack on an 87-year-old Greater Manchester man who suffered a stroke, police have said.

The victim was woken in his home on Longfield Road, Bolton, on Saturday by a man who demanded money, punched him in the face several times and then robbed him.

He is being treated in hospital, where his condition is described as serious.

A 23-year-old suspect is being questioned by police about the attack.

The pensioner's bank book, wallet and cheque book were stolen in the burglary.

Police are urging anyone with information to come forward.

Det Insp Denise Pye said: "This man was awoken, only to find an intruder standing over him making threats.

"Before he knew what was happening, he was savagely attacked and, as a result of this ferocious assault, he sustained a stroke and has been diagnosed with a bleed to his brain.

"He is currently in a serious condition in hospital and is being treated for his injuries."

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