Convicted rapist punched and robbed pensioner before bragging about attack

A dangerous thug who boasted about carrying out a violent alleyway robbery on a pensioner has been given an extended prison sentence of 11 years.

Thursday, 31st January 2019, 2:13 pm
Updated Thursday, 31st January 2019, 2:14 pm

Thomas Ullah followed the vulnerable 76-year-old off a bus before knocking him unconscious in the attack.

Leeds Crown Court heard Ullah, a convicted rapist, bragged to others after the incident on October 30 last year.

Louise Pryke, prosecuting, said the pensioner had been out drinking in Leeds city centre with his son and caught the bus home to the Farnley area of the city.

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Thomas Ullah was jailed for 11 years at Leeds Crown Court on January 31

Ms Pryke said Ullah was sat behind him and got off at the same stop.

The victim was carrying two heavy bags and kept having to stop.

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The victim was knocked unconscious and awoke to find Ullah on top of him.

He was knocked unconscious again and suffered a wound to his head and grazes to his body.

The court heard the victim continues to suffer from nightmares and flashbacks about the attack and is too afraid to go out at night.

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A probation report described Ullah as posing a serious risk of harm to the public.

Kenton Sergeant, mitigating, said Ullah had pleaded guilty to the offence at an early stage.

Mr Sergeant said Ullah had issues with drink and drinks.

Recorder Patrick Palmer said: "You were prepared to brag about what you had done to him to a member of the public.

"You have shown no remorse at all for your actions upon him."