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Gainsborough man Alan Forrest jailed for attacking 101-year-old woman in her own home

By SMorris_LE  |  Posted: December 16, 2013

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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.”

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  • Phil1W  |  December 16 2013, 12:17PM

    I hope someone lets his fellow inmates know the full details of this cowardly scums crime. Then he should find out what real punishment is!

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  • Brianzim  |  December 16 2013, 11:37AM

    I feel so sorry for that fool; I hope he can see just what he may forsee happening when he is of Pensionable age! If he tried it with me, @68, I may now be answering a charge instead of him!!! What has the future got to offer us all.

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