Updated: CCTV images released as police investigating an assault on an elderly man in Ilkley



Update (Saturday 4.45pm)


Police have now identified the people who were pictured in an appeal yesterday (Friday) in connection with an aggravated burglary in Ilkley.


We would like to thank the public for their assistance in this matter.


Enquiries remain ongoing into the incident, which occurred at around 8pm on 29 November 2021 in Brook Street and resulted in a 71-year-old man suffering head injuries when he was hit by what was believed to be a metal bracket.


Detective Inspector Suzanne Hall of Bradford CID, said:


“We are continuing to carry out extensive enquiries following this horrific incident that has left a man in hospital.


“We are still appealing for anyone who saw anything suspicious in the vicinity of the victim’s address around the time of the incident, particularly anyone with CCTV or dashcam footage covering The Grove, Brook Street, and along the A65 and A660 towards Leeds between 6pm and 8.30pm on November 29 to please come forward.


“If you also saw the victim’s vehicle, a red BMW X5, being left or at any point between the burglary and where it was recovered in Silver Royd Close in Wortley, Leeds, please do let us know.”


Anyone with information is asked to contact Bradford CID via 101 quoting crime reference 13210617209 or online via www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat


You can also report information anonymously via the charity Crimestoppers by call-ing 0800 555 111.


Original appeal:


Police have issued CCTV images as they continue to appeal for in-formation following an aggravated burglary in which a man was attacked and seriously injured.


The incident occurred at around 8pm on 29 November 2021 in Brook Street, when a suspect entered a residential property.


A 71-year-old man was inside the property at the time and was assaulted by the suspect with what is believed to be a metal bracket. He then fled the property with a number of items including the keys to the man’s car.


The victim suffered serious head injuries because of the assault and remains in hospital at this time.

The car, a red BMW X5, was located by officers in the Wortley area of Leeds on Silver Royd Close at around 4pm on 30 November.


CCTV images from Burley in Wharfedale Train Station have been released of two people officers are keen to speak to, who may have seen the suspect and can assist with the investigation.

The suspect has been described as a white male, slim build, approximately 6ft, with mousey brown hair.


Detective Inspector Suzanne Hall of Bradford CID said: “We are continuing to carry out extensive enquiries following this horrific incident that has left a man in hospital.


“We believe the people in the CCTV images will be able to assist us with our enquiries, and we are urging anyone who recognises them to please get in touch or come forward.


“We are still appealing for anyone who saw anything suspicious in the vicinity of the victim’s address around the time of the incident, particularly anyone with CCTV or dashcam footage covering The Grove, Brook Street, and along the A65 and A660 towards Leeds between 6pm and 8.30pm on November 29 to please come forward.


“If you also saw the victim’s vehicle being left or at any point between the burglary and where it was recovered in Silver Royd Close in Wortley, Leeds, please do let us know.”


Anyone with information is asked to contact Bradford CID via 101 quoting crime reference 13210617209 or online via www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat


You can also report information anonymously via the charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.