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Man arrested over assaults on two pensioners in East Ham

17:53 23 June 2014

Patricia Beckford, 75, was attacked last month Photo: David Mirzoeff

Patricia Beckford, 75, was attacked last month Photo: David Mirzoeff

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A man has been arrested after two elderly people were assaulted in separate, unprovoked attacks.

The 22-year-old was arrested today on suspicion of GBH.

The first incident happened on Friday, May 16, where a 75-year-old woman sustained a broken jaw.

Patricia Beckford, 75, was travelling on her mobility scooter in Grangewood Street, East Ham, when a man punched her several times in the face before running off.

The second incident happened on Friday on the same road.

A 71-year-old man was punched and kicked in the face several times and is receiving treatment for severe bruising and lacerations to his face, although he has been discharged from hospital.

Police arrested a 37-year-old man on suspicion of ABH on May 24, who has been bailed to return to a north London police station in July.

Police continue to investigate, and anyone with information relating to either incident should call Newham CID on 020 8217 5804 or 020 8217 5890, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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