A "VIOLENT and dangerous" man has been jailed after stealing a car and attacking the owner in Bracknell.

Daniel Kiely, 41, of no fixed abode, was found guilty by a unanimous jury verdict in a trial that lasted six days at Reading Crown Court.

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On July 20, 2017, the victim, a 51-year-old man, was driving his car back to his home address in Mount Pleasant, Bracknell.

He parked his car and as he walked away, Kiely approached the victim from behind shouting at him.

The victim, who is deaf, did not hear or know that he was there until Kiely stepped in front of him and punched him.

Kiely stole the victim’s wallet, containing a quantity of cash, and his car keys.

He continued to attack the victim while he was on the floor by kicking at his head before stealing the car, a Skoda Citigo.

The vehicle was later recovered by police.

The victim suffered a black and swollen left eye and cuts and bruises.

Following a thorough investigation, Kiely was identified from CCTV footage and charged on February 20 this year.

Kiely was sentenced at Reading Crown Court on Friday (November 13) to six years' imprisonment for robbery, with a further four years on license, and nine months' imprisonment for theft of a motor vehicle, to run concurrently.

Investigating officer Detective Sergeant Paul Bentley, based at Loddon Valley police station, said: “I am pleased that Kiely has been convicted and appropriately sentenced.

“He is a violent and dangerous man, and the nature of the offence was highly distressing for the victim.

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“I would like to thank the victim for his patience while this offence was properly investigated, and would like to extend this thanks to the number of people who came forward to provide information that brought Kiely to justice.

“Thames Valley Police will never tolerate such violence, and Kiely will now serve a lengthy custodial sentence, and be subject to a further four years’ on license, as a result of his offending.”