Monday 24 April 2017

Police release harrowing images of injuries of man viciously attacked in own home

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Greater Manchester Police have released the images in an appeal for witnesses to come forward
Greater Manchester Police have released the images in an appeal for witnesses to come forward

Lauren Brown

These harrowing images show the battered and bruised face of a 77-year-old man viciously attacked in his own home and robbed of his jewellery.

Alfiero Cetamore was found semi-conscious and lying of the floor of his ransacked flat on Ashill Walk, Manchester, after the brutal assault.

As well as the horrific facial bruising he sustained, he lost two teeth and was left with three broken ribs and a bruised lung.

Greater Manchester Police have released the images in an appeal for witnesses to come forward.

Alfiero Cetamore, after he was viciously attacked in his own home and robbed of his jewellery Credit: Greater Manchester Police/PA Wire
Alfiero Cetamore, after he was viciously attacked in his own home and robbed of his jewellery Credit: Greater Manchester Police/PA Wire

Detective Sergeant Mark Astbury said: "This poor man was found by a neighbour badly beaten and only semi-conscious in his flat, having suffered terribly at the hands of this offender.

"As you can see from the pictures Alfiero was beaten viciously before being robbed and it is perhaps fortunate that he did not suffer a more serious head injury, such was the brutality of the assault."

The incident took place at around 4pm on February 27 after Mr Cetamore let a man into the flats through the communal door.

Once inside, the offender viciously assaulted Mr Cetamore leaving him injured on the floor as he raided the flat before fleeing the scene in Mr Cetamore's Toyota Corolla.

A white and yellow gold Bulgari bracelet inlaid with 12 diamonds, three gold rings, a mobile phone, wallet and car keys were stolen.

Police said they were called to the scene at around 4.40pm and Mr Cetamore was taken to Salford Royal hospital.

The abandoned vehicle was discovered 20 minutes later after crashing into a wall in Caythorpe Street in Moss Side.

Two men were seen fleeing from the vehicle.

A 25-year-old man has since been arrested on suspicion of robbery and remains in police custody for questioning.

Mr Astbury added: "I am still appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the offender near the flats, or anyone who may have witnessed the collision in Moss Side, to contact me as soon as possible.

"We may have someone in custody now, but we still need people to come forward and assist the investigation.

"Your witness account could help us achieve a successful conviction in this case, so please think of the pictures of poor Alfiero if you are considering whether to call police with information or not."

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting incident number 270216/1749 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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