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Man jailed after beating up and robbing a pensioner

John Bennett was left with severe facial injuries Photo: West Midlands Police

A man has been jailed for nine years and four months for punching and assaulting an 84 year old man after conning himself into the pensioners home. John Bennett was beaten and left unconscious.

Shaun Windsor jailed for 9 years Credit: West Midlands Police

Shaun Windsor ransacked Mr Bennetts home but left with only £9, a watch and a tie pin which had great sentimental value. Mr Bennett raised the alarm and was found to have a broken nose, cracked ribs and severe bruising.

This was a brutal attack on an elderly man, made even worse by the fact that the value of the property stolen was so small.

The long term effects on the victim are severe, he is still suffering dizzy spells and balance problems, which is preventing him from riding his motorbikes − a personal pleasure which he has now been denied.

I am pleased that Windsor spared Mr Bennett the ordeal of a trial and pleaded guilty to the offence.

– Detective Inspector Jackie Nicholson, from Walsall Police

Windsor was sentenced on Thursday at Walsall Magistrates Court.