Man sentenced for assault of elderly man in Tullibody, Forth Valley
A man has today, Tuesday, 18 May, been sentenced for an assault incident on an 80-year-old victim which happened in Tullibody.
Andrew Hendry, 20, pled guilty to one charge of assault to danger of life at Falkirk Sheriff Court last month and today received a prison sentence of two years and four months.
The incident happened in the early hours of Saturday, 13 March, 2021 on Stirling Road. The 80-year-old man was walking east when Hendry approached him and assaulted him. The man needed hospital treatment with Hendry being arrested nearby to the scene.
Detective Constable Debbie Reid from the Criminal Investigation Department based in Stirling, said: “This was a despicable act of violence and was a completely random attack.
“At the time Hendry was under the influence of drink and drugs with his actions leaving lasting scars for the victim and his family.
“I hope that the sentence today will offer them some closure and I would like to thank the victim, along with witnesses to the incident, who assisted with our investigation.
“We will continue to tackle violent crime within our communities and ensure offenders are held to account for their crimes.”