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Birmingham doorstep attack on Grandfather hopefully caught on CCTV

The 78-year-old was attacked on his own doorstep and ‘left for dead’ by vicious thug – police search through CCTV

A vicious and cowardly robber who carried out an attack on a 78-year-old man on his own doorstep in Birmingham, is being hunted by police, who are now looking at CCTV in the hope of finding something that will lead to his arrest.

Tony Kells had just returned home after picking up his Christmas pension, when he was battered by a thug with a weapon and left for dead on the doorstep of his own home.

Mr Kells had just put his key in the door when he was attacked on Pool Farm Road, Acocks Green, at around 6.30pm.

The 78-year-old Grandfather was found by an Asda delivery driver and was left only partly conscious after the attack. The driver called 999 for an ambulance which took Mr Kells to hospital. It’s thought Mr Kells suffered a broken jaw in the attack but it’s not clear yet because there is so much swelling and bruising.

He has since been released from the hospital and is staying with family. Mr Kells is so scared and shook up and doesn’t want to talk about it or go back to his home, which he has lived in for the past twenty years.

CCTV is now being looked at by the police in the hope of catching the vicious and nasty thug who preyed on an old man and stole his pension.

An appeal for information has been made by Mr Kells’ stepson Luke Burton, aged 33.

Mr Burton said: “He was left for dead. We believe he was followed home after picking up his pension and was attacked with a weapon from behind as he put his key in the door.”

Mr Burton also went on to say what a loving and kind man he is and how much he’s adored by his children and grandchildren.

“We need to find his attacker,” said Mr Burton.

The suspect has been described as black, around 5ft 8ins tall, of medium build, with short black hair and also had some small facial scars.

As part of the investigation, detectives from West Midlands Police are now looking at CCTV footage. Anyone with information is urged to call the police on 101, or you can contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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This news was posted on Wednesday, December 21st, 2016, read more CCTV News.

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