Published On: Thu, Oct 23rd, 2014 on 9:57 pm

Castleford care home worker appeals for help after stabbing

Castleford Care Home Stabbing

Police would like to speak to the person in the e-fit (top right)

A pensioner who was stabbed in the arm at a care home has appealed for help from the public to trace her attacker.

Christine Pygott, 67, described her attacker as a ‘coward’ and appealed for anyone who knows him to contact police after she was assaulted at the Beeches Care Home, Castleford, on Saturday.

Christine was in the kitchen area when she heard a sound at the back door.

She opened the door and was confronted by a man who forced his way in and punched her. She screamed and as colleagues joined her, the man stabbed her in the arm with a pen-knife before running from the scene.

She was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries, and later released but will need further treatment.

She said: “If someone knows who did this, they need to give him up. They should just give him up before he does some real damage, as he is very dangerous. What he has done is just not right.

“He pushed me down to the floor and lunged forward with a fist as if he was going to punch me in the face. I shouted at the girls, ‘grab him, I’ve got hold, grab him’ and he pulled away.

“His body turned as if he was going to flee and the next thing he turned again and lunged back down at me. As I came down I put my arm up and it wasn’t until I moved my arm and he turned to move out of the door I noticed the blade. I just screamed.”

Police have issued an e-fit of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

They are also keen to trace two men captured on CCTV near the Beeches Care Home.

Detective Superintendent Nick Wallen of the Protective Services (Crime) Division, said: “My officers have now recovered some CCTV images of two men who seem to be running away from the Beeches Care Home towards Ferrybridge Road back towards Castleford town centre and then past the civic centre where they are caught on CCTV.

“In those images we can see them appear to be removing their jackets. There is some further footage on Healdfield Road where the cemetery is. We see what we believe are the same men running in the direction of the Airedale estate. By that point their jackets have been removed.

“I would ask anyone who might have seen those individuals at around 6.40-6.45am on Saturday morning and thought they looked suspicious to let us know.”

If you have information, please contact the Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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  1. Jason Gutner says:

    This guy is more worse than a coward. Lock him up and make him eat the key!

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