A violent criminal who punched and kicked an elderly man before throwing him to the floor in a home burglary in Fulham has been jailed.

Shane Douglas of Rosaville Road, Fulham, will serve 10 years behind bars following an aggravated burglary on a married couple in their home.

He was sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court on Friday (March 11), having previously pleaded guilty at the same court on January 18.

The 38-year-old forced his way into a house where he demanded money and jewellery from a woman aged 63, before confronting her husband aged 71.

Douglas attempted to use a stun gun on the elderly man which failed.

He then punched and kicked the male victim before throwing him to the floor and stealing a gold Rolex watch from his wrist.

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The watch has never been recovered and held sentimental value for the victim.

London Ambulance Service were called to the scene and the victim was treated for injuries.

He is now back at home recovering from the horrific attack.

Fingerprints at the scene linked Douglas to the incident which happened in October last year.

He was arrested on October 5 and subsequently charged.

DC Ben Kirkham from Hammersmith CID said: “Shane Douglas is a dangerous individual who did not hesitate to use violence on the elderly victims of this offence.

“I hope the sentence passed down today serves as some comfort to the victims of this serious crime who were left traumatised by the incident and will now be able to start moving on with their lives.”