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18 August 2011, 16:42
A Bury man's starting a 12 year sentence after being found guilty of savagely attacking a 90 year old man.
Raymond Ferris of Ivy Road was found guilty of section 18 assault at Bolton Crown Court.
I happened in the early hours of the morning on Sunday 20 February, the 90-year-old victim was in bed when he heard a knock on his front door.
He answered the door and saw Ferris standing there.
Without warning, Ferris dragged the victim out of his house and brutally attacked him. He was thrown to the ground and kicked repeatedly to the side of his body.
Witnesses shouted at Ferris, asking him what he was doing.
When he was told who the victim was, Ferris stopped hitting the victim and walked home.
Police were called and he was arrested on suspicion of section 18 assault later that morning.
Detective Sergeant Stuart Barker from Bury CID said:
'This was a savage and brutal attack on an elderly man that left him with a broken hip, fractured jaw and severe bruising.
'The victim was in hospital for a number of weeks and is still trying to get over his ordeal.
'Ferris was drunk and at the time of the incident, was convinced the victim was inside his house. He later denied he had carried out the attack and said he couldn't remember what had happened.'