This is the face of a Pembrokeshire man who committed a bloody and brutal robbery, punching his victim up to 30 times in the face in order to get his debit card and PIN number from him.

Dyfed-Powys Police have released this picture of Jordan Cooney, 28, of Dewing Avenue in Manorbier, who was sentenced to more than five years in prison by a judge at Swansea Crown Court last week.

The court heard a victim personal statement from the man Cooney attacked. He said that the robbery had changed his life; he was frightened to go out and fearful in his own home.

He said that he had never been hurt so much in his life. He now suffers from nightmares and was afraid of being assaulted again.

The robbery happened on the evening of September 26 this year after Cooney had been drinking and smoking cannabis in his victim’s Pembroke Dock flat Cooney set upon the other man, who was considerably older than him, punching him repeatedly to the face ‘raining blow after blow on him’. He demanded his debit card and PIN number, hitting him in the face between each word.

His victim said that he had sustained between 20 and 30 blows to his face and said that he had never been punched so hard in his life.

When his victim tried to escape Cooney ran after him and dragged the man back into the flat by his hair and again punched him repeatedly.

The court heard that Cooney knew his victim was due to be paid his benefits at midnight on September 26. He went to a cash point in Pembroke Dock shortly after midnight and tried to withdraw the cash.

At 2.22 am on September 27 he withdrew £500 from his victim’s account.

He then returned and attempted to withdraw the remaining £160 from the account but was refused as he had already reached the maximum daily withdrawal.

“You knew that his benefits were going to be paid in at midnight,” said Judge Mr Recorder J Powell KC. “This was a deliberate plan. Almost as if you were waiting for midnight to approach so you could get the information to obtain the money.”

When police attended the victim’s property they found him with a severely swollen and bloody face and blood stains in the property.

Judge Powell said that the photos of his injuries were ‘appalling’ and it was a ‘miracle’ that he had not suffered more serious injuries or fractures.

Cooney was arrested in Monkton on the afternoon of September 27 when police found him in possession of two bags of cocaine worth around £100.

He initially denied the robbery, fraud and causing actual bodily harm.

However, he admitted robbery, actual bodily harm (ABH), fraud and possession of a controlled drug at Swansea Crown Court on Friday November 10.

The court heard that Cooney had 16 previous convictions for 39 offences and that he was on bail and under supervision when the robbery and ABH happened.

In Cooney’s defence it was said that he felt genuine remorse for what he had done and was seeking help for his problems which included drug misuse and suffering from PTSD.

Cooney was given a five years and three months prison sentence, half of which will be spent in jail and the other half on licence.