Attacked grandfather says he was left "stranded" after a hospital discharged him at 5am

A GRANDFATHER who was attacked in the street says he was left stranded after being taken to a hospital in Blackburn for treatment to his injuries. Akbar Juneja, aged 43, was hit from behind in Cannon Street, Daubhill, between midnight and 12.30am on Friday. He was knocked unconscious and his mobile phone, £20 cash and his keys were stolen. Mr Juneja suffered large wounds on his face and inside his mouth, and lost three teeth. He managed to walk home to nearby High Street and was taken to taken to Royal Bolton Hospital at about 1.15am for treatment. Doctors there decided he should see a specialist at Royal Blackburn Hospital, so he was taken there by taxi at 5am. His family say they were assured that transport would be provided to take Mr Juneja back to Bolton. But after being seen by a doctor, who stitched up his wounds, he says he was left with no way to get home. Mr Juneja, who has three children and a granddaughter, said: “The doctor said I was discharged and I could go home. I had no money and no mobile phone though and I couldn’t get home.