Jail for man who kicked dog walker in the face in violent attack

A man who violently assaulted a pensioner out walking her dog has been put behind bars.

Ameral Hare has been jailed for eight years for violently assaulting a pensioner in Birmingham last May. Photo: West Midlands Police
Ameral Hare has been jailed for eight years for violently assaulting a pensioner in Birmingham last May. Photo: West Midlands Police

Ameral Hare was found guilty following a trial at Birmingham Crown Court and was jailed for eight years for the assault which happened last May.

Hare, of no fixed address, launched a vicious attack on the 63-year-old woman, who was walking her dog on Kineton Road, in order to steal her handbag.

The woman was thrown to the floor and kicked in the face, causing her to lose some teeth, and Hare made off with the handbag, which contained a torch and bags for her dog.

Detectives from West Midlands Police worked out from CCTV footage and a ring doorbell that Hare had driven past her in a blue Vauxhall Corsa.

He had then turned around and pulled over, before jumping out and launching the attack.

The force said that Hare had tried to say he had lent the vehicle to a friend to make believe that he was not responsible, but his story and the footage seen did not corroborate his story.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: "This is Ameral Hare, who has been jailed for eight years for violently assaulting a pensioner in Birmingham last May.

"The woman, aged 63, was walking her dog on Kineton Road when Hare spotted her.

"He launched a vicious attack in order to steal her handbag.

"She was thrown to the floor and kicked in the face causing her to lose some teeth.

"The handbag contained a torch and poo bags for her dog.

"Our detectives were able to work out that Hare actually drove past the woman first in a blue Vauxhall Corsa.

"He turned the car around and pulled over before jumping out and launching the attack

"CCTV of the car and footage from a ring doorbell camera helped us to identify Hare as a suspect.

"Hare, aged 43, of no fixed address, tried to say that he’d lent the car to a friend in order to trick us into believing he wasn’t responsible - but his story simply didn’t add up.

"He was found guilty following a trial at Birmingham Crown Court last Tuesday (16 November) and was jailed for eight years."

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