Search

Attack victim, 75, presented with £500 and new scooter

10:52 16 June 2014

Injured pensioner Patricia Beckford sits on her new mobility scooter

Injured pensioner Patricia Beckford sits on her new mobility scooter

Archant

A pensioner who was injured in a brutal attack has been presented with £500 by her local Iceland store.

Injured pensioner Patricia Beckford is presented with a cheque and a new mobility scooter by Iceland staffInjured pensioner Patricia Beckford is presented with a cheque and a new mobility scooter by Iceland staff

Staff and customers from the Upton Park supermarket rallied round to raise the cash for Patricia Beckford, 75, who used to visit the shop daily.

She has barely left her home since her jaw was broken in two places in an unprovoked attack while riding her mobility scooter in Grangewood Street last month.

Patricia, who has also been given a brand new scooter by mobility and disability equipment supplier London Mobility, said she was very grateful for the kindness shown towards her.

“It was very good of them,” she said. “I have thanked the staff and the people who put into the collection.”

Injured pensioner Patricia Beckford is presented with a cheque and a new mobility scooter by Iceland manager Ewan WheelerInjured pensioner Patricia Beckford is presented with a cheque and a new mobility scooter by Iceland manager Ewan Wheeler

Patricia has been been told that she is unlikely to ever get the feeling back in her chin and lips following the attack.

Iceland manager Ewan Wheeler became firm friends with the pensioner after she knitted a shawl for his newborn son a few months ago.

“The amount of people who knew her and wanted to help her made us start a collection on the behalf of the public,” he said.

“It was just nice to get her out of the house although you could tell that she was a bit nervous.”

Staff hope that their fundraising will be used to help encourage Patricia to venture further afield by arranging a trip to Lakeside with her family.

*A 37-year-old man arrested on suspicion of the attack has been bailed to return to a north London police station in early July.

Read more:

Man arrested over East Ham assault on Patricia, 75

Pensioner attacked in East Ham in daylight is ‘too scared to leave house’

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 16:16
Members of West Ham Cricket Club wait to meet the Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alan Yarrow

The Lord Mayor of the City of London has praised the work of staff at West Ham Park.

London
Yesterday, 12:43
Police wish to speak to these men

A man was assaulted by football fans in a racist attack on the Tube, police believe.

British Transport Police
Yesterday, 10:41
Councillor Ken Clark and residents at Forest Gate charity car wash

Residents held a charity car wash on Sunday to raise money for the victims of the Nepal earthquake.

Stephen Timms
Yesterday, 07:00
(Top L-R) Daniel Brazier, Danny Sharland (Bottom L-R Danny Williams, Peter Tough)

Two men from Newham have been jailed for twelve years after police found cannabis resin worth more than £6million on the back of a lorry.

Spain

Most read news

Competitions

Time to expand with the LeefiBRIDGE.

More iOS memory in a flash: Introducing Leef iBRIDGE.

Read more
The sell out 2014 event 32 Londoners, returns to the Coca-Cola London Eye!

The Coca-Cola London Eye is proud to announce that 32 Londoners will be returning this June, following last year’s sell out event. The event will feature 32 talks, in each of the London Eye’s 32 capsules on 32 extraordinary Londoners.

Read more

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder