A TEENAGER involved in a violent attack on a disabled Huddersfield pensioner has been locked-up for five years.
Kyle Beadeau, of Cross Lane, Primrose Hill, who was just 14 at the time, was involved in the attack and robbery of 80-year- old Mr Alfred Huggett in his own home, Bradford Crown Court heard.
The teenager denied robbery, but was found guilty by a jury.
Mr Huggett was attacked in his Primrose Hill council flat just over a year ago after the teenager and two men came in.
Mr Huggett was pushed into an armchair and to the floor. Money and cigarettes were taken.
Yesterday the teenage thug, now 15, was given a stern warning by the judge.
Recorder Lesley Dickinson described the attack as "appalling" and told Bedeau he would have been facing a 10- year jail term had he been an adult.
Recorder Dickinson noted he was currently serving a 10- month detention and training order sentence for two offences of wounding and said it was sad to see someone of his age appearing at the Crown Court for such a serious offence.
She accepted the violence used had been carried out by Bedeau's two accomplices who had never been traced.
But she added: "You saw him (Mr Huggett) give evidence as we all did. He was frail and it would not have taken a great deal to overcome him.
Recorder Dickinson said: "For a number of years now the courts have sought to get the message across that offences of violence against vulnerable victims will be treated extremely seriously
"You three went in determined to take this complainant's pension - effectively all he had. This sort of thuggish attack is becoming more and more prevalent and people like you ought to know that vulnerable victims need to be protected and will be protected by the courts."