‘His face was crushed. It was like something out of a scary movie’

Dariusz at the scene where the attack is believed to have taken place in Morrisons car park.

Dariusz at the scene where the attack is believed to have taken place in Morrisons car park.

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A GOOD Samaritan who helped a pensioner left battered by robbers hopes the attackers are brought to justice.

Grantham pensioner Barry Williams was walking home in the early hours of Sunday, May 8, when he was set upon by three men in their 20s who beat him to the floor and left him a bloody mess.

Dariusz Dryka, 28, of London Road, Grantham, was on his way home with his friend, Pawel, when they came across Barry.

Dariusz said: “We were about 20 metres away and he looked in shock - lost. I asked him if he was alright and he said he was but I said “no, we need to help you”.

“It was only when we got closer that we saw his face. It was crushed. It was like something out of a scary movie.”

Dariusz saw that blood was spurting from a wound on top of his head and also coming from his mouth.

He said: “We called 999 and we took his jacket and put it to his head to try to stop the bleeding.”

Dariusz found Mr Williams by the taxi rank in Morrisons car park, outside the entrance to the Isaac Newton Shopping Centre. But he believes the attack took place under the steps to the first floor of the multi-storey, close to Wharf Road.

He said: “We found his hat there and there was a lot of blood. There was food on the floor and some money.

“It was raining and the blood was everywhere.”

“Sometimes this happens in my country too but I have no idea why they would do this.”

The attackers have not yet been found. They are described as white, in their early 20s and British.

Mr Williams suffered a broken nose, along with severe cuts and bruises.

Dariusz said: “We went to look for those guys but couldn’t find them. Hopefully they will be found.”

Anyone with information on the attack, which took place at around 3.30am on Sunday, May 8, is asked to call Lincolnshire Police on 0300 111 0300 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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