Congresbury ex-councillor stabbed

A DISABLED man who was stabbed by an intruder in his own home was former parish councillor Robin Retter.

A DISABLED man who was stabbed by an intruder in his own home was former parish councillor Robin Retter.

The 62-year-old was knifed by the offender, who woke Mr Retter in his bedroom at around 2am yesterday (Wed).

Mr Retter, who lives in sheltered housing in Chestnut Close, Congresbury, struggled with the burglar and received two knife wounds to his chest.

Emergency services were called and Mr Retter was taken to Weston General Hospital.


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His condition is said to be serious but not thought to be life threatening.

Detectives are appealing for any witnesses to the incident to come forward.

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The offender was a white male, 5ft 6ins tall, of stocky build, with light-coloured hair. He was wearing a light-coloured top with long sleeves.

Extensive police enquiries were still being carried out around the address yesterday, but the knife involved has not yet been recovered.

However, police have found a mobile phone near the scene of the burglary and it is thought to have been dropped by the offender.

It is a blue Samsung phone with yellow tape wrapped around it to hold the back on.

Anyone who can help is asked to contact Weston CID on 0845 4567000 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111

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