A man has been sentenced to ten years in prison for an attempted robbery and assault in Taunton.
Maurice Danes, 37, entered a flat near to Holway Road in the town on 15 February. He assaulted the occupant - a man in his seventies - and demanded money from him before fleeing the scene.
Danes pleaded guilty to attempted robbery and grievous bodily harm at Taunton Crown Court, and sentenced to ten years in prison.
The family of the elderly victim said Danes was 'callous and cowardly'.
The trial of a man accused of killing a Wiltshire builder and perverting the course of justice had to be adjourned today (Tues) after a juror injured themselves on the way to court.
51-year-old Richard Elmes, who denies manslaughter, was due to give evidence at Bristol Crown Court.
52-year-old Martin Counsell from Cheltenham is due before magistrates charged under the Explosives Act.
He was arrested when explosives were found in some garages in the town last week. He's been charged with making an explosive substance for an unlawful purpose.
A 52-year-old man is due before magistrates charged under the Explosives Act.
Martin Counsell from Cheltenham was arrested when explosives were found in some garages in the town. He's been charged with making an explosive substance for an unlawful purpose.
More than 600 people were forced to leave their homes last week and four controlled explosions were carried out. A 31-year-old man also arrested has been released without charge.