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Cheltenham cancer patient mugging: Man charged

John Jukes, mugged on 31 March, Cheltenham
Image caption John Jukes needed treatment for six fractures of an eye socket

A man has been charged after a 70-year-old cancer patient was attacked for his holiday cash in Cheltenham.

John Jukes received six fractures to his eye socket during the mugging, in which he lost 3,000 euros (£2,190) he had recently withdrawn.

A 30-year-old has been charged with grievous bodily harm and robbery and is due to appear before magistrates.

More than £1,600 has been raised so far in a campaign to reimburse Mr Jukes before his trip to Greece.

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