An elderly man was punched in the head and kicked at least 16 times in unprovoked attack in Suffolk.
In shocking CCTV footage, the 76-year-old can be seen falling to the floor where he desperately tries to defend himself from repeated blows.
Today, Monday January 11, a 41-year-old Ipswich man was jailed for seven years with an extended license period of five years, after the brutal unprovoked attack.
Shane Gull of Bull Road was charged with GBH with intent, after an incident outside a newsagent in Tower Rampart Centre at approximately 7.30am on Thursday March 19.
During the incident a 76-year-old man was punched to the head, causing him to fall to the floor, and was then further kicked to the head and body at least 16 times.
Security staff from Tower Ramparts assisted by detaining the offender until the police arrived.
The victim sustained a laceration to his head, swelling and bruising to his face and significantly bruised hands.
Detective Chief Inspector Barry Byford said: “This is an extremely disturbing unprovoked attack where an elderly man was viciously assaulted in a public place.
“The victim then tried to defend himself by shielding his face, whilst lying on the floor and was further subject to injury.
“During interview, the offender was shown photographs of the victim’s injuries, showing no remorse whatsoever and was completely unrepentant of his actions.
“Not only did he harm the victim but he also caused distress to many children who were around at the nearby bus station on their way to school.
“Violent offences like this will not be tolerated and we will make every effort to put offenders before the courts.”