Manchester robbery: Pensioner, 87, dies in hospital after being beaten in his home

Frank Worsley was woken up by an intruder who broke into his house

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An 87-year-old man who was beaten and robbed in his own home has died in hospital.

Frank Worsley was woken up by an intruder who broke into his house on Longfield Road, Bolton, Greater Manchester, at about 00.40am on Saturday August 3.

Mr Worsley was admitted to hospital after suffering a stroke and a bleed to his brain after being robbed and beaten in the attack.

He did not recover and died in hospital yesterday afternoon, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said. A suspect has been charged with the attack.

A Home Office post-mortem examination is due to take place to determine the cause of death.

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 August 3 to contact us."

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 2448 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

* Daniel Crompton, 24, 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