Man jailed for 10 years after assault and robbery

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A MAN who beat up and robbed an elderly cemetery worker and attacked another man has been jailed.

Jamie Evans, 32, of Bolton Road, Atherton (pictured above) was sentenced to ten years in prison today (Thursday) at Liverpool Crown Court. He pleaded guilty to both the robbery and the assault at an earlier hearing.

The 73-year-old cemetery worker was taken to hospital where he was treated for a fractured cheek bone, a serious cut to his lip and several other bruises to his ribs, body and neck. He suffered permanent sensory injuries as a result of the attack.

Detective Sergeant Nigel Rigby said: “These incidents were vicious, unprovoked and cowardly and the level of violence used, particularly in the robbery, to take a few items of little financial value was wholly unnecessary.

“Evans is a violent man who targeted vulnerable people and thankfully he has now been put behind bars. I hope this sentence brings some comfort to his victims, the victim’s family and the community of Atherton.”

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