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Thief Who Robbed And Injured Pensioner Has Boiling Water Poured Over Him In Prison

Thief Who Robbed And Injured Pensioner Has Boiling Water Poured Over Him In Prison

The criminal has since needed five skin grafts and lives in agonising pain, his lawyer revealed to the court.

A criminal who mugged and injured an old lady has suffered a 'horrific' attack in prison.

Dean Kenyon, 35, required extensive surgery after another inmate poured boiling water over his arms and legs.

Kenyon was in custody after he snatched a purse from a 79-year-old woman in January, knocking her to the ground and leaving her with life-changing injuries.

Police in Consett, County Durham, England caught him after identifying him on CCTV images and he has since been remanded in custody, The Metro reports.

The attack came after Kenyon was jailed for mugging an elderly woman.
Zute Lightfoot & Akira Suemori / Alamy Stock Photo.

Kenyon appeared for his robbery sentencing via video link from HMP Durham, having pleaded guilty to robbery in a previous hearing.

His lawyer, Chris Morrison, told the Durham Crown Court that his client had suffered a horrific attack while in custody.

"He had boiling water poured over his arms and legs, resulting in skin grafts to his arms and legs," Morrison said.

"He has had five skin graft operations and his mobility is to be affected by these.

"He is currently heavily sedated and is in constant and searing pain."

The court heard that Kenyon's level of remorse is significant, with his lawyer describing the 35-year-old as 'mortified' by his actions.

"The level of remorse in this matter is apparent," his lawyer said.

"When the sober realisation of what he had done to that vulnerable lady dawned upon him, he was mortified, and is mortified to this day."

Kenyon's lawyer added that he robbed the 79-year-old woman to 'acquire money for drugs'.

Dean Kenyon.
Durham Police

Prosecutor Annie Richardson told the court that the elderly victim was left with 'severe pain in her right hip' and said her keys were later found in Kenyon’s jacket, according to a report by The Daily Star.

Despite Kenyon's remorse, the court heard that this is the second time he had attacked and robbed a woman.

The Durham Crown Court was told Kenyon had previously snatched the purse of a Teeside woman in her 50s in October 2020.

Kenyon approached the woman from behind before pushing her into a barbershop window and swiping her purse, according to reports by The Mirror.

Her bank cards were later recovered from Kenyon, but treasured photos of her parents that she kept inside her purse were never found.

The Teeside woman was left so traumatised by the attack she became too afraid to leave her home.

Judge James Adkin handed Kenyon a six-year prison sentence, with a three-year extended licence.

Featured Image Credit: Durham Police. Washington Imaging / Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: News, Crime, UK News