Fund-raising appeal launches for man punched in face during mobile scooter robbery

A JustGiving website has been launched to help a Northampton man who was punched in the face and had his mobility scooter stolen.

Friday, 30th September 2016, 4:35 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th October 2016, 2:06 pm
Brian Tew, who lives in Spencer, was attacked during a robbery

As the Chronicle & Echo reported yesterday, Brian Tew, who lives in Spencer, was punched in the face three times, pushed over and had his mobile phone and mobility scooter stolen by two young men on Monday evening at around 8.30pm.

Katie Lumb, of Kingsley, who set up the Just Giving site for Mr Tew, said: “It touched me when I read the article, I felt really bad for him.”

Mr Tew was sat on the sofa watching TV when he saw two men enter his back garden.

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In an attempt to steal the mobility scooter, one punched Mr Tew in the face three times and pushed him over, which caused the 62-year-old to sprain his ankle and bruised his knee.

Mr Tew then made his way into the bedroom to call for help but the second robber followed him into the room and stole his phone before fleeing.

The mobility scooter is covered by Mr Tew’s insurance but Katie Lumb is on a mission to raise £300 to cover costs of the stolen smartphone.

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