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Reward Offered For Information On Normandy Pensioner’s Attackers

Published on: 30 Jul, 2012
Updated on: 20 Aug, 2012

Joseph Carter victim of a vicious assault

A reward of up to £3,000 has been put up by the independent charity Crimestoppers for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the attack on a pensioner in a burglary in the Normandy, near Guildford, last week.

Joseph Carter was at home when two men broke into the house on Friday (20 July) sometime between 12 noon and 5pm and assaulted him, causing serious head and hand injuries.

He was found approximately half way between Pine Park caravan site and Sylvester’s garage.

Surrey Police took the unusual step to release a photograph of the 82-year-old’s injuries because of the severity of the assault.

Detective Constable Officer Dan Chant said: “This was an appalling unprovoked attack on a defenceless old man and I hope this reward will help in bringing those responsible to justice.  This type of senseless violence cannot be tolerated and I would encourage anyone who has any information – however slight – to contact Crimestoppers anonymously if they think it might be of use.”

Deep lacerations on the top of Mr Carter’s scalp

The incentive remains in place for three months until 27 October 2012 and is available to anyone providing information to Crimestoppers – information given directly to the police will not qualify.

Two men are currently on bail in relation to the offence.

Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting Crimestoppers Trust Enhanced Reward number 440.

Alternatively information can be given to officers at Surrey Police on 101 quoting Operation Madrigal (GD/12/6702).

Call 101 for all non-emergency policing matters.

Call 999 if you have a genuine emergency requiring the attendance of the police (eg a crime is in progress or someone is in immediate danger).

Call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 if you have information about crime and don’t want to leave your name.

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