Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Man Jailed for Attack with Block

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Man Jailed for Attack with Block

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Byline: Chris Owen chris.owen@qtcn.com.au

A 64-OLD-WOMAN was out for her morning walk in Gatton when she was brutally attacked by a man armed with a concrete brick

The woman, Roslyn Hutton, thought the 20-year-old man was in need of directions when he gestured for her to come towards him at 6.20am. His intentions were a lot more sinister though.

When Mrs Hutton was close enough, the man pushed her in the chest then swung a besser block at her, which struck her in the left side of the head.

The man hit his victim with the block again which knocked her to the ground.

He then struck her a third time, before crossing the road to pick up another - jagged - piece of concrete, which he used to cast a final blow.

At Ipswich District Court, the attacker Andrew William Swan appeared in the dock to plead guilty to charges relating to the attack on January 1, 2014.

The offences included assault occasioning bodily harm while armed and attempted robbery while armed. …

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