Sheffield pensioner tells of terrifying ordeal at hands of hooded thugs who beat him with own walking stick

An injured pensioner has spoken of the horrific moment a group of hooded thugs beat him with his own walking stick and killed his beloved pet dog.

Thursday, 18th February 2016, 2:19 pm
Updated Thursday, 18th February 2016, 2:25 pm

Johnny Chappell was walking his Yorkshire Terrier, George, when they were set upon by a group of hooded figures who had been hiding in bushes. Speaking from his hospital bed, the grieving 68-year-old said: “George was my best friend. He kept me company – it was us against the world.” Johnny was heading back to his home in Sheffield, when he noticed he was being watched from nearby bushes.

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