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Robber punched pensioner more than 20 times in head

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A robber who punched a 72-year-old man in the head more than 20 times, but stole just a torch, has been jailed. Kenny Field, 31, refused to give a reason for the unprovoked attack on 19 January on Redhill Road, West Heath, Birmingham, police said.His victim was knocked unconscious and left with a fractured eye socket.Field, of Cranbourne Close, Rubery, was jailed for five-and-a-half years after being convicted of robbery and criminal damage at Birmingham Crown Court.Midlands Live: £80m investment in new battery development centre; Mayor demands more money for ‘overstretched’ policeHe was also found to be in breach of a restraining order.The robbery, at 06:00 GMT, came after he had already smashed another resident’s house window in nearby Forrell Grove in West Heath the same morning, West Midlands Police said.Det Con Paul Jauncey, from Force CID, said: “This was a needlessly violent attack which left the victim with sickening head injuries.”Field refused to give a reason for the attack and only responded with no comment answers during his police interview.”
Source: BBC Black Country