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Thug convicted of attack which left 75-year-old with bruise so big it looked like a beard

A violent thug has been convicted of a brutal attack on a 75-year-old woman that left her so badly bruised she looked like she had a beard.

Patricia Beckford Credit: SWNS

Patricia Beckford was left with a fractured eye socket and her jaw was broken in two places as she was repeatedly punched in the head by 23-year-old Kyrone Joseph.

X-Ray showing Patricia's broken jaw Credit: SWNS

She was out shopping when Joseph knocked her off her mobility scooter and began throwing punches.

The pensioner was too scared to leave her home after the unprovoked assault in East Ham, east London, in May..

Joseph, who lived with his terminally ill grandmother in East Ham, was found guilty of attacking Patricia, a 71-year-old man and a 37-year old woman.

He was convicted of two counts of causing grievous bodily harm and one count of wounding with intent following a trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court.

Credit: SWNS

Patricia, speaking after the assault, said:

It was a vicious, vicious attack. I was driving around on my mobility buggy and he walked past me and came back on me before just punching me again and again.

I won't be going out and I will not even answer the door.

– Patricia Beckford

Joseph will be sentenced on July 9.