Man charged following Chorley pensioner assault

Sunday, August 27, 2017

DETECTIVES investigating an assault on a Chorley pensioner have this evening (Sunday, August 27th) charged a man.

Andrew Hodgkinson, 35, of Ullswater Road, Chorley, is charged with robbery.

Police launched an investigation after the 88 year old victim was woken from her sleep in her home on Aspen Gardens at around half past midnight on Saturday, August 26th) to find a man assaulting her and demanding money.

The victim managed to crawl to a neighbour’s house and the police were called.

She was taken by ambulance to Wigan Hospital suffering from a number of injuries and she which are thankfully not life threatening.

Hodgkinson is due to appear before Preston Magistrates’ Court tomorrow morning (Monday, August 28th)

Detective Inspector Warren Atkinson, of South CID, said: “I would like once again to thank the public for their incredible help following this incident and our appeal for information.â€

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