Random attack on 80-year old in Forth Valley branded ‘despicable act of violence'

A Forth Valley man has been jailed for what police branded “a despicable act of violence” after a random attack on an 80-year old man in the street.

By Allan Crow
Tuesday, 18th May 2021, 4:32 pm

Andrew Hendry, 20, appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court today, and was jailed for two years and four months.

He had previously admitted a charge of assault to danger of life.

The attack happened in the early hours of Saturday, March,13 on Stirling Road in Tullibody.

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The attacker was jailed this week

The elderly man was walking east when Hendry approached him and assaulted him.

The man needed hospital treatment.

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Hendry was arrested near the scene.

Detective Constable Debbie Reid from Stirling CID,, said: “This was a despicable act of violence and a completely random attack.

“Hendry was under the influence of drink and drugs with his actions leaving lasting scars for the victim and his family.”He added: “I hope that the sentence will offer them some closure.

“I would like to thank the victim, along with witnesses who assisted with our investigation.”

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