A PENSIONER who confronted two rowdy youths at a tourist destination on the Wirral peninsula suffered a blood clot on his brain weeks after they attacked him, police have said.
The 67-year-old victim had been walking with his wife in Parkgate when he challenged the two hoodie-wearing youths about their loutish behaviour.
The pair confronted him before one of them struck the man, knocking him to the ground, and he suffered a fractured cheekbone.
But, three weeks later, the man was found collapsed with a blood clot and was taken to hospital. Police last night said his condition remains critical but stable.
Detectives have appealed for witnesses to the attack which happened on The Parade, in Parkgate, at about 8.50pm on Friday, November 14.
The victim, who has not been named, but lives in Parkgate village, was walking with his wife along the banks of the Dee when he spoke to the teenagers who were said to be shouting and swearing.
Cheshire Police said: Initially, the mans injuries were not thought to be serious.
However, on December 8, he was taken to hospital having been found collapsed at his home address.
He has since undergone an operation to remove a blood clot from his brain.
Detectives investigating the assault have appealed for witnesses to the attack, and for anybody who may know the identity of the youths to come forward.
Both attackers are white and about 19 years old with a slim build. One was wearing a black hooded top and the other was wearing a white hooded top.
Police can be contacted by calling 01244 613258 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
Liverpool Daily Post