Gainsborough: Man jailed for attack on 101-year-old woman

A Gainsborough man has been jailed for eight and a half years for a cowardly attack on a 101-year-old woman.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 16th December 2013, 12:12 pm
Alan Forrest
Alan Forrest

This offence took place in Lea Road, Gainsborough, in the afternoon on 11th October.

Alan Forrest, 53, of Kings Street, Gainsborough, tricked his way into the pensioner’s home 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 out commitment to tackling serious violence in Gainsborough.”