Grimsby man jailed following vicious attack and robbery of elderly man last month

Grimsby man Michael Pullan

Grimsby man jailed following vicious attack and robbery of elderly man last month

40-year-old Grimsby man Michael Pullan has been jailed for 27 months after he attacked and robbed an elderly man on Eleanor Street last month.

On Thursday 8 April, Pullan “preyed on the vulnerable nature” of his victim, attacking him from behind and knocking him to the floor.

He then robbed the victim of his personal possessions, leaving him injured on the floor.

A statement from Humberside Police reads: “An opportunist thug has been sentenced to 27 months behind bars after robbing an elderly man of his wallet and pleading guilty at Grimsby Magistrates Court.

“Michael Pullan (40) of Eleanor Street, Grimsby was sentenced on Monday 10 May after the court heard of how he preyed on the vulnerable nature of his victim.

“On Thursday 8 April, Pullan approached a passer by asking for money which they declined to give him. Persisting in his search, Pullan prayed on the vulnerable nature of a nearby elderly man.

“Attacking him from behind knocking the elderly man to the floor, Pullan robbed him of his personal possession before fleeing Eleanor Street, Grimsby leaving his vulnerable victim on the floor injured.”

DC Connolly, leading the investigation, said: “Violent crime is something that we will continue to tackle robustly to bring these criminals to justice.

“This was a completely unprovoked attack I’m pleased that Pullan is now behind bars where he belongs.

“I really hope this provides his victim with some comfort after having to go through such a terrifying experience.”

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