A Gainsborough man has been jailed for eight-and-a-half years after attacking a 101-year-old woman in her own home.
Alan Forrest, 53, of Kings Street, Gainsborough, tricked his way into the pensioner’s home in Lea Road on October 11 asking for a glass of water.
He then threw the water at the woman, pushed her to the floor and demanded cash.
The victim used a personal alarm to call for help and Forrest ran off.
Forrest was sentenced at Lincoln Crown Court last week.
DC Tina Kennedy said: “This was a cowardly attack on a particularly vulnerable member of our community.
"We hope this sentence sends out a very powerful message to offenders and demonstrates our commitment to tackling serious violence in Gainsborough.”