Businessman still in hospital after attack

rossparry.co.uk/syndication/Sheffield Star'Picture shows the founder of Panache Lingerie Anthony Power who is fighting for his life having been attacked in High Hazels Park Sheffield while walking near his �180,00 Bentley.'The upmarket lingerie is loved by fashionable celebs, including Scarlett Johannson, Holly Willoughby and Katie Price.

rossparry.co.uk/syndication/Sheffield Star'Picture shows the founder of Panache Lingerie Anthony Power who is fighting for his life having been attacked in High Hazels Park Sheffield while walking near his �180,00 Bentley.'The upmarket lingerie is loved by fashionable celebs, including Scarlett Johannson, Holly Willoughby and Katie Price.

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A SHEFFIELD businessman who was attacked in a local park remained serious ill in hospital yesterday (Wednesday).

Anthony Power, aged 78, was left fighting for his life with a fractured skull and bleeding on the brain as a result of the assault at High Hazels Park, Darnall.

Mr Power, who founded lingerie manufacturer Panache, had gone to the park to look for his brother, and police believe he was targeted for the keys to his Bentley car. He also lost his iPhone and cash in the attack on Monday evening last week.

He is the Northern General Hospital where his condition was described yesterday as critical but stable.

Mr Power’s company, based at Drakehouse, near Crystal Peaks, has outlets in 30 countries and offices in New York, Germany and Hong Kong.

It supplies chains including Debenhams and House of Fraser, and has been endorsed by celebrities such as Scarlett Johannson, Holly Willoughby and Katie Price.

A company spokeswoman said: “Mr Power is a self made man who founded International brand Panache over 30 years ago and which now employs over 120 people locally.

“As a close, family-run company, this incident has come as a big shock to the business and our thoughts and prayers are with the Power family at this difficult and private time.”

The company was created by Mr Power, who is married to Maureen, in 1982, after working for Playtex lingerie.

Mr Power, known to colleagues as Tony, who lives in Bradway, stepped down as managing director in 2007, replaced by one of his two sons, John Power.

His other son Danny is business development director.

Mr Power also has two daughters and grandchildren.

Residents in Bradway said he was known in the area for driving around in his Bentley, which had a personalised number plate.

*Imran Khan, aged 30, of Handsworth Road, Darnall, has been charged with attempted murder and robbery. He was remanded in custody at a hearing at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court.