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Disabled Grandmother’s Face Left ‘A Jigsaw’ By Iron Bar Attack

July 25, 2016

Same Difference doesn’t usually include photos in articles like this. However, we hope you understand why we have chosen to include the photo below, shocking as we know it is.



Barbara Dransfield

A GRANDMOTHER reliant on a wheelchair was violently attacked by two vicious thugs who had broken into her home.

Barbara Dransfield, 63, is now in intensive care after being rushed to hospital earlier this week.

Her heartbroken husband Leonard, 65, revealed she has been taken into the intensive care unit at Crumpsall Hospital and her condition is described as ‘life threatening’.

The attack happened at their home in Ashton-under-Lyme on Tuesday.
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He said: “She has been taken into ICU and put into a coma and on life support. The doctors said it is life threatening.

“During the night she took a turn for the worse. She seemed to be getting better but last night that was it.”

Shocking images of 63-year-old Barbara’s injuries were released by her family on Thursday in a bid to help police catch her attackers.

Doctors described her face as ‘like a jigsaw’ after she was treated at hospital.

Two men broke into the bungalow, where she lives with Leonard, using a stone to smash through the back door.

Barbara was woken by the noise and managed to get out of bed, into her wheelchair and out through the bedroom door before she was confronted by them.

A 29-year-old man was later arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary. He has been released on bail until August 26.

Det Insp David Loughlin said: “This was a vile attack on a vulnerable woman who was alone at home.

“She has been left in hospital being treated for some nasty injuries which could have been even worse.

“We would urge anyone who may have seen anybody acting suspiciously in the area or knows anything that can aid our investigation to come forward and help us catch those responsible for this attack.”


2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 25, 2016 9:37 am

    Reblogged this on sdbast.

  2. July 26, 2016 12:52 am

    It’s disgusting and heartbreaking to see that someone targeted this vulnerable women ,and felt it justified this amount of violence to a women in a wheel chair ! We seem to be seeing more and more of these attacks on the elderly and vulnerable , is it because people are so desperate themselves in poverty they took this option ? Of which is no excuse by any means , this is a cowardly attack and brutal what’s the world coming to I despair .
    I was brought up to respect your elders use manners the world we are living in today is becoming barbaric .

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