Police wonder what happened in Wolston after 72-year-old collapses in alley and loses £180

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POLICE investigating an incident in Wolston early on Saturday March 31 are appealing for help from members of the public to establish what may have happened.

An elderly man, who had visited the Rose & Crown pub in Main Street on Friday evening, was found collapsed on the ground in an alley beside the pub, near Meadow Street, by members of staff. They picked him up and saw him home.

He had a cut to his head and a swollen hand, but could not remember what had happened to him.

The following morning the 72-year-old man went to pay the paperboy and found that £180 was missing from his wallet.

Police are trying to establish what happened to the man between when he left the pub and when he was found in the alleyway at 12.30am on Saturday.

A police spokesperson said: “We are unclear exactly what has happened and if the man has been a victim of theft. We are keen to establish what happened between the time he left the Rose & Crown and when he was found by members of staff from the public house.”

Anyone who saw anything suspicious in Wolston near Meadow Road late on Friday or early on Saturday is asked to contact DC Simon Setchell at Rugby Local Investigation Team on 01788 541111 x 6122, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 where the information can be given anonymously.