The author of hit TV crime series Grantchester has revealed that he is too scared to go out on his own after he was attacked outside a cathedral in Cambridgeshire last year.
James Runcie suffered head and eye injuries after the unprovoked assault in Ely.
In a statement read at Cambridge Magistrates' Court, on Tuesday (26/1) he said:
Mr Runcie was left covered in blood after being punched and kicked to the ground by a man who claims to have heard voices in his head.
A 31-year-old local man, Todd Germeney, was sentenced to 24 weeks in custody.