Detectives investigating a savage attack on a pensioner in his own home a week ago today made a fresh appeal for information.
Bill Edmonds, 83, fought a knife wielding burglar who stabbed his hands in a horrific attack at his home in Leyland at 8.30pm on Tuesday.
The masked thug left the elderly man covered in blood after a depraved attack in the house, where Bill has lived all his life.
He is being cared for by neighbours.
Bill, who has bad knees and walks with a stick, the intruder pushed him backwards into the house and pushed him onto his wooden stairs.
During his ordeal he was dragged by his ankles face down, knelt on, kicked in the ribs and elbowed in the eye.
The pensioner’s hands were slashed with a knife as he tried desperately to defend himself and crawl away from the burglar.
The pensioner, who served in the RAF as an airfield constructor, was frogmarched up the stairs on his knees with the knife pointed at his neck and forced to watched as the burglar ransacked his possessions in each room.
Anyone with information should call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.