Man Jailed for New Year Attack


Paul Oakden has today been handed a jail sentence for attacking 36 year old father of two Iain Eldridge in Bawtry. The attack occurred outside of the Penny Farthing pub on New Years Eve.

Prosecutor Carl Fitch said:

"Mr Eldridge and his girlfriend had spent New Years Eve making plans to spend the rest of their lives together.

"That same night Mr Eldridge was violently attacked and left with a serious brain injury. He spent months in hospital, had to undergo brain surgery and requires the support of a wheel chair and helmet to protect his skull.

"The physical and emotional harm this has caused Mr Eldridge is incomprehensible.