These are the shocking pictures that show the ordeal a pensioner endured when a pair of thugs broke into his home and brutally attacked him.
Arthur ‘Bob’ Gumbley, 87, was set upon by the pair of robbers after they broke into his £700,000 detached property at around 8pm on Tuesday night.
Emergency services attended the scene in Little Aston, near Sutton Coldfield, West Mids., at 10pm to find the retired company director lying on the floor in a pool of his own blood.
He was rushed to Good Hope Hospital having been repeatedly punched in the face and kicked by the yobs as he lay helplessly on the ground.
The pensioner is currently being treated for severe bruising to his left eye, neck, chest, both hands and right arm, which will require surgery.
Staffordshire Police said the thieves ransacked Mr Gumbley’s home sometime between 8pm and 8.30pm and stole cash from his wallet
The suspects are both described as white, with one in his late teens and the other in his mid-twenties.
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Detective Inspector John Quilty said: “This was a despicable and cowardly attack on a defenceless, elderly man in his own home.
“Mr Gumbley suffered terrible injuries and was understandably left very badly shaken.
“His family has agreed to release photos of his injuries in the hope that anyone who has any information about the attack will come forward.”
Anyone with information is urged to call 101 and quote incident number 828 of 21 November, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.