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It is believed to have occurred after the man asked a motorist to not to park in his driveway.
It is understood it is not the first time the pensioner has challenged pirate parkers outside his home.
Today the victim's son said: "My dad lay unconscious on the ground for some time.
"But he then came to and managed to get up, go to a phone and call the police." Grampian Police have launched a major inquiry into the incident and appealed for witnesses. The victim, who does not want to be identified, lives in a basement flat attached to Carden House.
It is understood he tried to prevent a young motorist from parking in a restricted bay outside in the grounds.
Police are anxious to trace the driver of a black saloon car seen in the area at the time.
Pc Amanda Young, of Grampian Police, said: "This is an appalling and seemingly unprovoked attack on a vulnerable elderly gentleman who was left lying on the ground injured and alone and I would appeal for anyone with information to contact us as soon as possible." The man declined medical attention at the time but was persuaded by relatives to go to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, where he was examined by doctors.
During closing argument, prosecutor Megan Blows asked the court to disregard Saunders's evidence that he had assaulted Combrink and Walden in self-defence.
Defence attorney Andre Botha in his closing argument had pointed to Saunders's evidence that he had not intended to kill the two friends but acknowledged that, at the time, he had wanted to hurt them badly.
This is an appalling and seemingly unprovoked attack on a vulnerable elderly gentleman who was left lying on the ground injured and alone." The victim at first declined medical attention but was later convinced by relatives to go to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary where he stayed overnight.
He remained there today but was expected to be released home later.
Police are also anxious to trace the driver of a black saloon car seen in the area at the time.