These are the sickening injuries a frail pensioner suffered when he was attacked by cowardly thugs who pounced on him outside his home – before robbing him of just #40.
William Hopkins, 78, was near his front door in Birmingham city centre when he was hit from behind and kicked in the face at 8pm on November 10.
The pensioner’s pockets were searched and his wallet containing bank cards and #40 cash was stolen – along with a card from his late wife’s memorial service.
Police released graphic pictures of his injuries showing heavy bruising around both of Mr Hopkins’ eyes and mouth.
Speaking out about the attack, Mr Hopkins said: “It was such a shocking attack and I don’t remember much about what happened.
“As well as being left with a fractured jaw which means I can hardly eat, I also missed the remembrance parade on Sunday which is something I look forward to every year.”
Mr Hopkins was taken to City Road Hospital in Birmingham for treatment following the robbery.
Detective Constable Lee Dawson, of Birmingham West CID, said: “This was an unprovoked, vicious and cowardly attack against a pensioner who was going about his own business.
“The pictures show how horrific his injuries were and we want to hear from anyone who has any information about what happened.”
Anyone with any information about the robbery should call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.