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Teenager kicked 79-year-old in the head in vicious racist attack

Fraser Giles, 17, punched the 79-year-old in the face and kicked him in the head Credit: Metropolitan Police

A 17-year-old has been jailed for eight years for grievous bodily harm following a vicious attack on a 79-year-old man.

The victim - from Uxbridge - was on his way to prayer at a local mosque at about 9pm in July. As he walked alone to the mosque in Cowley Mill Road, Fraser Giles - who was with a number of others, including his father - approached him, making a racist comment before punching him in the face.

He fell to the ground before Fraser Giles began to kick him in the head.

It was then that his father Danny Giles 40, pulled him away and the group fled. The victim was in hospital for several days.

Detective Chief Inspector Richard Turner, of Hillingdon Police, said: "The victim is 79 years old and a well respected local man who was subjected to a cowardly and unprovoked attack while walking to his local mosque to worship."

"The perpetrator attacked him out of hatred and a perverse ideology that took no account of how vulnerable a target he was"

Unemployed Fraser Giles of Rufus Close, was sentenced yesterday. His 40 -year-old father, Danny Giles, also unemployed, of Enfield Close, was sentenced to 10 months for assisting an offender.