A new 'Angel of the North'
When 21 year old Katie Cutler heard of a vulnerable pensioner being attacked and mugged outside his own home in Gateshead on Tyneside she decided to help.
The victim, 67 year old Alan Barnes, who is 4ft 6ins and visually impaired, suffered a broken collarbone when he was attacked and pushed to the ground. His attacker demanded money and rifled through Alan’s pockets before running off when Alan began shouting for help.
Katie, who didn’t know Alan, set up a fundraising page hoping to raise £500 to give to him. However, way beyond her wildest dreams pledged donations are now approaching £300,000 and Alan, who was too distressed by the attack to return to his home, is planning to move and buy a new house.
A story to warm the cockles of your heart (now let’s hope the police catch the cowardly thug responsible).
Image Credit » Photographs Copyright 2015 by Antony J Waller