Slough Express

Pair jailed for attack on disabled pensioner

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ETON: A pair of men who tipped a disabled pensioner into the back of his car before slamming the boot shut have been jailed.

The unprovoked attack took place in Eton High Street on September 19.

The victim, a man in his 70s, was loading items into his car when Micky Smith (above left) and Tommy Buckland (above right) bundled him into the back of his vehicle and slammed the boot. CCTV caught the pair walking off and leaving the elderly man stranded before nearby members of the public came to his aid.

Micky Smith, aged 37, of Sutton Lane, Slough, and Tommy Buckland, aged 35, of Montrose Avenue, Datchet, pleaded guilty to one count of assault occasionin­g actual bodily harm at Reading Crown Court on Wednesday, May 11.

The pair received jail terms of one year and nine months at Reading Crown Court on the same day.

Investigat­ing officer, PC James Smith, based at Maidenhead police station, said:

“This was a unprovoked attack in broad daylight on a vulnerable, disabled, elderly man whose life was turned upside down through no fault of his own.

“I am glad that Smith and Buckland have been taken off our streets making them safer for us all.

“I hope the sentence provides them with an opportunit­y to reflect upon their actions.

“I would like to express my deepest thanks to the members of the public who came forward as witnesses who helped secure this conviction.”

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