Coventry & Warwickshire

Leamington Spa pensioner 'badly beaten' in aggravated burglary

A 91-year old man is receiving treatment for serious head injuries after being "badly beaten" in an aggravated burglary in Warwickshire.

He was found unconscious by relatives at his home in Gordon Street, Leamington Spa on Monday.

Warwickshire Police said they did not know long he had been lying injured in the house, which had been "ransacked".

Det Chief Insp James Essex said: "This was a vicious attack on an elderly man who lived alone."

The pensioner is receiving treatment in the intensive care unit at the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

Mr Essex said: "We would like to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious or out of the ordinary in Gordon Street, Leamington between Friday 13 September and noon on Monday 16 September.

"One of the key questions we need an answer to is how long the front door of the man's home had been ajar for and we would like to hear from anyone who noticed this."

Extra patrols have been deployed in the area and house to house enquiries are being carried out, police said.

A 38-year-old man who was arrested in the early hours of Monday for an unrelated offence, is being interviewed in relation to this incident, police said.

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