VIDEO: Doncaster pensioner viciously attacked just metres away from his home

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An elderly grandfather, who was viciously attacked by strangers just metres away from his home, is calling for more to be done about antisocial behaviour in Doncaster.

70-year-old Lionel Overson was returning from a night in the pub to his home in Childers Street, Hyde Park on Sunday evening when he passed two men who were urinating on a gate in private property.

Lionel Overson, of Childers Street, Hyde Park, was attacked after he asked two youths to stop urinating in the street. Picture: Andrew Roe

Lionel Overson, of Childers Street, Hyde Park, was attacked after he asked two youths to stop urinating in the street. Picture: Andrew Roe

Acting on what Mr Overson believed was his civic duty, the father-of-three says he asked the two men to stop what they were doing and to ‘respect private property’.

He then continued walking towards his house on the same road. Seconds later, Mr Overson, said he heard the two men talking in a language he did not understand, and they then proceeded to run up behind him.

Mr Overson, who has hearing problems and uses a hearing aid, was soon pushed to the ground, and says he remembers being kicked in the back, face and chest by one of the men.

The former joiner says he asked his attacker if he was happy about ‘doing this to a 70-year-old man’, to which his attacker replied saying ‘I really don’t care’ and continued to punch him.

He was left with a bruised chest, face, back and two black eyes as a result of the attack.

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