Sheffield pensioners defiant after arson attack

Ellena Watkinson, 91 and Fred Shepherd 
Elderly people affected by the arson attack on a community minibus

Ellena Watkinson, 91 and Fred Shepherd Elderly people affected by the arson attack on a community minibus

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“We won’t be beaten by the yobs!” That was the battle cry of a group of pensioners after arsonists torched their minibus.

The heartbroken pensioners feared they would miss out on their beloved lunch club after the yobs went on a wrecking spree in Sheffield.

One of the pensioners admitted they had ‘done nothing but cry’ since reading in The Star that the Gleadless Valley Community Forum transport they rely on – and which was donated by Secret Millionaire Chai Patel – had been destroyed.

 

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