Man avoids jail after attacking elderly Gateshead couple in their own garden
A man has dodged a jail sentence after attacking an elderly couple in their own garden.
Richard George Charlton, 36, has been handed a four-month suspended prison sentence after admitting two counts of common assault for the attack on May 30 last year.
Charlton was walking through the Leam Lane Estate in Gateshead , banging on doors of different houses when he confronted a 71-year-old man his 68-year-old wife.
He got into an altercation with the pensioners outside their property when he refused to leave their garden. It was at this point that he punched them both in the head and chest and... read more
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