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A 17-year-old has been jailed for a “cowardly” and “perverse” racist attack on a 79-year-old pensioner.

Jobless Fraser Giles was sentenced to eight years yesterday at Isleworth Crown Court for grievous bodily harm after the elderly man was kicked in the head in unprovoked violence.

The man, from Uxbridge, was on his way to prayer at a local mosque at 9pm on July 6.

As he walked alone, Giles, of Rufus Close, hurled racist abuse at him before punching him in the face.

The old man fell to the ground and Giles kicked him in the head, say police.

Giles was walking with his father Danny and a group of people at the time.

After the attack Giles’s father pulled his son away and the group fled.

The victim was treated at the scene for head injuries before being taken to hospital in serious condition.

Giles was charged with GBH with intent on July 9 and his father charged with assisting an offender.

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