Soloman Bygraves (left) attacked Stanley Evans
Soloman Bygraves (left) attacked Stanley EvansMet Police / ITV News

A robber who knocked down a 92-year-old man for just £5 has admitted the offence which shocked the public.

CCTV captured Soloman Bygraves, 29, shoving over Stanley Evans - who has since turned 93 - in the foyer of a block of flats in central London.

The pensioner suffered a shoulder injury in the attack, leaving him prone on the floor for five minutes. Drug user Bygraves left the scene with Evans' wallet containing £5.

The crime made national headlines. Speaking as he recovered from the ordeal, Evans said he felt he was an "easy touch" for Bygraves.

He told ITV News: "He might have thought 'Oh, it's an easy touch here, he can't touch me even if he wants to.'"

Appearing at Southwark Crown Court via videolink from Wandsworth prison, Bygraves admitted the attack.

Prosecutor Helen Thomas said: "There are fairly lengthy antecedents. There is also CCTV footage covering the incident. It is my view your lordship would wish to see this prior to sentencing."

Bygraves has three previous convictions for robbery, the trial heard. He will be sentenced next month.