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Alleged serial burglar accused of attacking OAP appears in court

Magistrates remanded Nicholas Mason in custody to appear at Birmingham Crown Court on July 9.

An alleged serial burglar has appeared in court charged with attacking an 86-year-old woman who suffered broken bones in her neck and back.

Nicholas Mason, 43, is accused of committing seven burglaries and two attempted break-ins within four days earlier this month, including an offence at the Birmingham home of Veronica Eustace.

Birmingham Magistrates’ Court was told Mason, of Larches Lane, Chapel Ash, Wolverhampton, also faces a charge of fraud relating to a bank card.

Nicholas Mason was remanded in custody (West Midlands Police/PA)

Mason is alleged to have caused grievous bodily harm to Mrs Eustace during a burglary at her home in Greenwood, just off Blakesley Road, South Yardley, on Tuesday last week.

In a statement released after the attack, Mrs Eustace’s family said relatives felt “physically sick” at what had happened to her.

Magistrates remanded Mason in custody to appear at Birmingham Crown Court on July 9.

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