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Bolton: Pensioner Dies After Intruder Attack
An 87-year-old man who was robbed and beaten in his home by an intruder has died from his injuries in hospital.
Frank Worsley was attacked when he was woken up by a man who broke into his home on Longfield Road, Bolton, in the early hours of August 3.
He was taken to hospital after suffering a stroke and bleeding to his brain, but died there yesterday afternoon.
Senior Investigating Officer Andy Tattersall, from GMP's Major Incident Team, said: "Our thoughts and sympathies go out to Frank's family at this devastating time for them, after he sadly passed away in hospital yesterday.
"We will do all we can to support them.
"Our investigation into this case is ongoing and we are appealing for anyone that may have seen a suspicious person or vehicle in the Longfield Road area of Bolton in the early hours of Saturday 3 August, to contact us."
A 24-year-old man, of no fixed address, has been charged with robbery in connection with the incident.
He is due to appear at Bolton Crown Court on Friday.
:: Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 2448 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.