Belfast Telegraph

Friday 25 July 2014

Teenager charged with attacking OAP

Police said she would be taken to a West Midlands Police station where she would be questioned about the attack in Trinity Street, Coventry

A 19-year-old woman has been charged with assaulting an elderly man in a city centre in broad daylight.

Coral Millerchip, from Attoxhall Road in Wyken, has been charged with one count of assault and has been remanded in custody, West Midlands Police said.

The unemployed teenager is due to appear at Coventry Magistrates' Court on Monday.

Millerchip was arrested from an address outside of the West Midlands on Friday after police received reports that an 80-year-old man had been attacked in the city centre on August 10.

The elderly man was left with a bloodied nose and black eye after being punched in the face before being shoved to the floor.

West Midlands Police said a video of the attack in Trinity Street, near Coventry's Millennium Place, which was recorded by a passer-by on their mobile phone, was circulated widely on social media and met with a wave of revulsion from viewers.

Police issued a series of still images showing the assault. Coventry Police Chief Superintendent Andy Nicholson described it as a "despicable, violent attack on an elderly man in broad daylight."

The attack happened at around 8.30pm on August 10 near Sainsbury's in Coventry's Trinity Street.

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