Gloucestershire

Holiday euros raised for cancer patient John Jukes

John Jukes, mugged on 31 March, Cheltenham
Image caption John Jukes withdrew the money from a post office on 31 March for a trip to Greece

An appeal to raise money for a man with leukaemia who was mugged after withdrawing holiday cash has reached its target.

John Jukes, 70, from Cheltenham, suffered six fractures to his eye socket and lost 3,000 euros (£2,190) during the attack on 31 March.

A campaign to replace the stolen money, led by the Gloucestershire Echo, has now raised more than £2,500.

A 30-year-old man has been charged with grievous bodily harm and robbery.

He is due to appear at Gloucester Crown Court on 7 May.

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