Disabled man attacked and robbed in home in Luton

A partially blind man was punched and robbed by a man who confronted him on his doorstep in Luton.

The 51-year-old victim answered a knock at his door in Axe Close on Thursday afternoon.

A man immediately started punching him in the face, which knocked him backwards and rendered him unable to intervene as the man robbed his home.

Police said a 50" (1.27m) television, portable stereo and mobile phone were taken in the raid.

The attacker is described as a white, in his early 20s, about 6ft (1.83m), of stocky build with short-cropped ginger hair.

Black eyes

He had an Irish accent, was clean shaven and wearing a white T-shirt with a small logo on the left side, khaki shorts and white trainers.

After the intruder left his home, the victim heard the engine of a car or van start up and drive away.

He was left with two severe black eyes, cuts and grazes to his face and bruising to his chest.

Speaking of the robbery, which happened at 1400 BST, Det Con Wayne Bird said: "The thief carried this huge television single-handedly and probably put it in a vehicle outside the flat.

"Somebody must have seen that happening.

"I appeal to any witnesses or anybody who has information about this cowardly attack on a defenceless man, to contact me."

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