Man jailed over violent burglary of a 65 year old

A man has been jailed for a violent burglary and robbery.

Aaron Nuttall (born 20/12/1980) of Cherry Avenue, Oldham was sentenced to a total of nine years in prison at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court on Tuesday 7 January 2014. He had pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to robbery and aggravated burglary.

Around 9am on Monday 15 October 20132, a 65-year-old woman who lived with her 93-year-old mother on Shrewsbury Street, got up and opened the back door to let in some fresh air.

As she was eating her breakfast Nuttall walked into the kitchen through the open door. Nuttall, who was holding a knife, forced the woman in to the living room and pushed her onto the floor.

His accomplice stood watching her while Nuttall went into the bedroom where the 93-year-old woman was in bed. He rifled through the cupboards and took a purse.

The 65-year-old woman ran from the house to raise the alarm and the two men left through the front door.

Minutes later, at around 9.30am, the alarm at the Dog & Partridge pub on Constantine Street was activated. The landlord, a 51-year-old man, got up to check the pub.

Nuttall was stood in the bar area holding two pool cues. He ran towards the man and struck him in the chest. Nuttall proceeded to violently attack the man. He bit him on the thigh, hit him on his collar bone with a rolling pin and gouged his eyes. He then fled the pub.

Police attended and pursued Nuttall on foot before arresting him.

Nothing was stolen in either incident.

Detective Constable Andy Parkinson, said: “Nuttall used excessive violence in these offences and the severity of his crimes is reflected in his sentence.

“I hope the fact this man is now behind bars and will be there for some years to come offers some reassurance to the public.”