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Pensioner Beaten: Police Release Photo Of Injuries

A photograph of a pensioner who was badly beaten in an "unprovoked" attack has been released by police.

The 78-year-old man was left with swollen eyes and a severely bruised face following the assault in Widmore Road, Bromley, south east London, on October 15 at around midnight.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Rosemarie Lee said: "This was an unprovoked and sustained attack on an elderly gentleman.

"He was so shocked by the attack that he agreed to a picture of his injuries being released as part of our witness appeal and investigation into the assault.

"We want to hear from anyone with information about this incident or who was in the area at the time."

The victim, who did not want to be named, was taken to a south London hospital when police arrived at the scene and was kept there overnight.

A man aged 18 and a 19-year-old woman have been arrested and charged in connection with the attack.