Man Jailed For Life For Hammer Attack on Children
15 February 2018, 14:32
A man, who almost killed four children, assaulting them with a hammer before deliberately driving his car into a stonewall in Barnsley has today been jailed for life with a minimum of 14 years.
Owen Scott was arrested after his car, with the four children inside, hit the wall of The Travellers pub at Oxpring, near Penistone, South Yorkshire, in August last year.
His daughter, will be wheelchair-dependant for the rest of her life, partially paralysed and remains in hospital, having lost a large section of her skull in the attack, prosecutor Simon Kealey QC said.
The court heard how Scott's other children - aged 21 months and nine months - and his step-daughter who's eight, also suffered severe injuries from which they are still recovering.
The judge, Mrs Justice O'Farrell, told Scott:
'You will have to live for the rest of your life knowing that you have damaged, in some cases irrecoverably, the health, both physically and psychologically, of your children.'