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Cancer patient has back broken in three places after being pinned down and robbed

An elderly cancer patient was left fighting for his life after he was robbed by three men and had his back broken in three places.

Ahmet Dobran Credit: Met Police

Ahmet Dobran, who also has Parkinson's, is now fighting for his life after he was dragged to the ground during the robbery.

The 82-year-old, who uses a walking stick, suffered three vertebrae fractures when the attackers punched him, pinned him to the ground and snatched his jewellery.

The robbers grabbed him by the neck and reigned blows to his back and arms during the robbery.

He remains in hospital in a critical condition, slipping in and out of an induced coma, after the attack aggravated his Parkinson's and the cancer he was already receiving treatment for.

The Metropolitan Police today released images of the three suspects following the evening attack in Barking, east London, on Sunday, August 27.

Image of suspect police are looking for Credit: Met Police
Image of suspect police are looking for Credit: Met Police
Image of suspect police are looking for Credit: Met Police