There must quite a few ex service folk in Manchester who are capable of taking these barstewards out and giving them a good bit of military punishment when they upset those people who cannot look after themselves folks.Start with ears off.Then break their little hands so that they are unable to use them again, so that they know what it is like to be incapacitated.
Catch the lowlifes , if the cops can get anyone to come forward as witnesses, then they should get a small introduction to some crowbars and baseballbats which would leave them in the postion of this poor guy but only who would care about them. I for one would not lose any sleep over them!
I once met a really good old school copper (the kind that would clip a hoodie round the ear for being cheeky). He told me a story about a WWII pensioner who had his medals stolen in a domestic burglary, over a pint. Just like in this situation he was lost for words with disgust.
However, instead of filling out a million forms about how the perpetrators might have been failed by the system so they could get a 10 hour community service order (and a lolipop if ever caught), he sorted the problem 'old school' style.
The estate the pensioner lived on was a bit chavy (not unlike longsight) and was home to a few 'hell raiser' characters. He knew an ex para round the corner whod done just a few tours of the bogside, and needless to say found some difficulty fitting back in to society after his 22 year point (still a Pte when he finished by the way), thus inevitably was still having the odd brush with the law.
Long story short, the copper let him of a petty theft (provided he gave the stuff back) and on the condition that he would find said medals. 3 days later some local drug addicted scroat got both legs broken in the morning and the old boy had his medals posted through his letter box by early afternoon. Legend also has it that said ex para had a much easier time with the law after that. And that was only 5 years ago, whats gone so wrong!