Suspect bailed over Sunderland pensioner attack

A man suspected of attacking a pensioner at a popular spot has been released by police while inquiries continue.

Wednesday, 19th December 2018, 3:49 pm
Updated Wednesday, 19th December 2018, 4:03 pm
The Sunderland man is said to have been attacked near the visitors' centre, close to the water's edge, in Bowness-on-Windermere, on Sunday.

He remains under investigation after a 69-year-old Sunderland man was subject to what detectives describe as a serious assault in Glebe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, in the Lake District.

The city pensioner, who has not been named, is still in a "critical but stable" condition in Preston Royal Hospital.

Cumbria Police say the Sunderland man was punched near the lake's edge following an "altercation" with a dog walker at around 5.20pm on Sunday.

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Police urge anyone with information who hasn’t come forward to contact them on 101, quoting incident number 201 of December 16, 2018.

Independent charity Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously, on 0800 555 111.