Cowardly attacker who beat elderly victim with walking stick jailed


Robbie Baker, who pleaded guilty to affray and unlawful wounding was sentenced to 40 months in prison at Grimsby Crown Court today.

CPS Crown Advocate Jeremy Evans said:

"This was a  sick and cowardly attack on an elderly gentleman on his own threshold.  Using the victim's own walking stick, Baker inflicted a savage and violent assault on this gentleman and we can only be thankful that the injuries were not even worse.   Baker has now been sentenced to 40 months in prison  in recognition of the severity of the offending.  Our thoughts remain with the victim and we hope the sentence his attacker received today is some comfort to him."