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Two men sentenced to 37 years for brutal assault


Two men who left a disabled 65-year-old woman with a fractured skull after brutally attacking her in her own home have been jailed.

Nathan Lee Clark (17/12/1992), of no fixed abode, was sentenced to 19 years in prison for Conspiracy To Rob and GBH with intent.

Stephen Mortin (28/10/1993), of Rutland Street, Hyde was sentenced to 18 years in prison for Conspiracy To Rob and GBH.

The court heard that the pair forced their way inside the woman’s home on Neal Avenue, armed with a knife and a baseball bat and demanded money.

When she refused Mortin and Clark launched into a savage attack, leaving her with injuries to her arms, a fractured skull, and multiple facial fractures.

She has since made a full recovery.

Detective Chief Inspector Richard Ennis, of GMP’s Tameside Borough, said: “This was a sickening attack on a vulnerable woman that left her with some horrific injuries.

“Not only did Clark and Mortin inflict terrible physical suffering but they also left this woman feeling unsafe in her own home.

“She has displayed immense bravery throughout the trial and also to overcome this cowardly attack.

“I hope that these men being put behind bars where they belong gives her some closure and helps her to move on.”

You can watch Barbara tell her story here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r89FT8OGGOc

Nathan Lee Clark, Stephen Mortin

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