An OAP security guard was savagely beaten and left for dead after he challenged an intruder inside a factory. The 73-year-old was left alone with serious head injuries for six hours until a colleague found him and raised the alarm.
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The site was sealed off by officers while forensic enquiries took place.
This was a sustained and violent attack on an elderly man.
We believe he challenged a man found inside the premises which led to the unprovoked attack taking place.
The attacker then left the factory and the injured man was not discovered until five hours later.
Enquiries are continuing and we are studying CCTV and carrying our forensic investigations at the scene.
We are still trying to establish what the man was doing inside the premises and what, if anything was stolen. Witnesses or anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555 111.