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Daughter organises fundraiser to treat elderly dad who was kicked into the River Mersey to fishing day experience


THE daughter of an elderly angler who was kicked into the River Mersey in Warrington by a thug who ran off laughing has organised a fundraiser to treat him to a special fishing day experience.

She is hoping to raise £300 for her 74-year-old dad, who was left very upset and still suffering ongoing minor injuries, following the incident last Sunday when he was kicked in the back from behind as he was fishing on the banks of the Mersey. As those responsible ran off laughing he was rescued by two teenage girls who were passing.

The GoFundme fundraiser has been organised by Jacinta Bradbury who said: “This week has been quite an upsetting time for my elderly father who was involved in a truly shocking incident that has left him still very upset and suffering ongoing minor injuries and he is very lucky to be alive thanks to the help of good Samaritans. He has been going fishing his whole life just alone as a hobby around Warrington and goes most days. My dad is quite a private man and a man of simple pleasures with a passion for fishing. We would love to buy him a fishing experience day and to show him some love back from the community. He would be really surprised and happy to experience something new. I hope it can soon rekindle his passion and become excited about it again after having such a horrible recent experience.
“The money is for a treat day, a fishing experience day, with my older brother for company. On a real fishing vessel to treat him a bit.
“Please only donate if you can. It’s a little gesture but I think the idea of people coming together to raise this would really mean a lot to him.
“Many thanks even just for well wishes!
“It means a lot!
Donations can be made via https://www.gofundme.com/f/lets-get-my-dad-a-fishing-trip-experience

A 15-year-old boy was yesterday arrested on suspicion of assault and possession with intent to supply cannabis
Enquiries are ongoing to identify the remaining boy.
As reported yesterday, the man was rescued by two teenage girls who were passing at the time of the incident last Sunday, when the man was kicked into the River Mersey while fishing from the bank.
Those responsible ran off laughing. The 74-year-old man, who suffered a head injury made his way home and reported the incident to his family who called police.
If anyone has any information please contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting IML 973152

Teenager arrested on suspicion of assault after elderly man kicked into River Mersey


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  1. This is a horrible incident and such a lovely idea. I did wonder why he was sitting there by himself and now we know

    There are a couple of places in Warrington who I’m sure would provide the experience for free if approached by a well known entrepreneur

    Culcheth, Rixton and Monks owned at Longbarn. I met the Derry man who policies the Longbarn lake only last week and I think my daughter knows the Culcheth pools owner.

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