Coventry & Warwickshire

Coventry man, 82, stamped on by intruders

A man of 82 was taken to hospital with a broken leg and facial bruising after being stamped on by intruders who forced their way into his flat.

Two offenders kicked open the front door in Rangemoor, Willenhall, Coventry, on Friday afternoon and demanded cash, police believe.

One attacked the householder in frustration after failing to find money in the property.

Both suspects were said to be in their early 20s.

They were said to be dark skinned or mixed race, with one 5ft 6in (1.7m) tall and the other slightly over 6ft (1.8m). Both were wearing dark clothing.

'Despicable and cowardly'

West Midlands Police said the intruders had taken some pouches of tobacco and cigarettes which they may have tried to sell on.

They either knew the man or were given information, seemingly incorrect information, that he kept cash on the premises, police believe.

Investigating officer Det Con James Clarke said it was a "sickening attack" on the victim, who remained in hospital on Tuesday.

He has said: "To threaten and stamp on a defenceless, elderly man is despicable and cowardly."

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