Pensioner Eddie slams prison sentence given to his attackers
THE PENSIONER who was viciously attacked and robbed by two men on his way home from a football match has slammed their sentence – saying "they should have got 10 years".
As reported, 72-year-old Grimsby pensioner Eddie Hindle was attacked by Kristian Whyte, 27, and Jamie Ford, 32, near his home in Weelsby Street on July 11, stealing his jewellery and leaving him with injuries to his wrists and severe bruising.
Yesterday, as reported on www.thisisgrimsby.co.uk, Whyte – who had pleaded not guilty – was sentenced to eight years in prison, while Ford – who admitted his part in the attack – was jailed for six years.
But, following the court case, Mr Hindle said it was not enough.
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He said: "They should have got 10 years. My wrists are now deformed and I have short term memory loss. I feel angry, but I'm glad I can now get on with my life.
"I feel a lot better now it's all over and I have a lot of support and good friends around me."
For more on this story, see today's Grimsby Telegraph.