A violent burglar has been jailed for breaking into a man’s house and assaulting him.

Issachar Gangudeen, 26, of Perry Vale, Forest Hill, broke into a house and assaulted a 62-year-old man from Beckenham.

A police spokesman said that this was a particular harrowing time for the victim and his family.

Gangudeen was convicted of aggravated burglary and assault occasioning actual bodily harm at Croydon Crown Court.

He was sentenced today to 11 years in prison.