Man jailed for assaulting OAP

Attack victim Winston Bedford. Winston suffered three fractures to his cheekbone in an assault on his own doorstep. (W531B331)
Attack victim Winston Bedford. Winston suffered three fractures to his cheekbone in an assault on his own doorstep. (W531B331)
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A drunken man who beat up a pensioner in his own home has been jailed for 20 months.

Anthony Charles Bacon, 49, broke the cheekbone of Winston Bedford, 72, after he answered a knock on the door in Agbrigg in July.

Leeds Crown Court heard how Mr Bedford could see someone through the frosted glass who was kicking the door and shouting and bawling.

Prosecutor Oliver Thorne said Mr Bedford “somewhat bravely” opened the door but was later kicked three times and punched numerous times to the head.

A neighbour was alerted and tried to drag Bacon away.

Mr Thorne said: “The defendant was shouting he’s killed my mum.”

The court heard this led widower Mr Bedford to believe this was the son of his late wife, the son he had never met.

Bacon was again confronted but walked away. He was arrested nearby by police but began punching a wall several times.

Bacon, of Parkwood Road, Beeston, Leeds, admitted assault occasioning actual bodily harm at an earlier hearing.

The court heard Mr Bedford suffered a fractured right cheekbone, cuts and bruising. Bacon told police he had been drinking and couldn’t really remember what had happened.

Chris Moran, mitigating, said Bacon, who has suffered from an anti-social personality disorder, had suffered a great deal of grief over his mum’s death but there was nothing that could possibly justify the attack.