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UK police make appeal following attack on pensioner

UK police make appeal following attack on pensioner

An 82-year-old man was left injured on the floor after what police described as a "sickening" and "callous" attack on his own doorstep.

The pensioner was pinned to the ground by a man who had followed him into his building in Holborn, central London, and up in the lift, before stealing £100 and a number of bank cards.

The victim was unable to get up after the attack in Kilburn High Road, and was helped by neighbours who found him several minutes later.

Police have released an image of the black male suspect and have appealed to anyone with information about the robbery on at 9.30pm on February 13 to come forward.

The pensioner suffered hip and back injuries but did not require hospital treatment, although police said the incident had had a "devastating impact" on him.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Brett Jones said: "This was a pernicious and sickening attack on a vulnerable member of the community.

"The callous attack has had a devastating impact on the victim.

"We need the public's help to apprehend this suspect before further crimes are committed on elderly members of the community."