Hammer attack on 96 year-old Taunton war veteran

Police in Taunton are investigating a hammer attack on a 96 year-old war veteran. Jim Booth was left with serious head injuries after answering the door of his home to a caller offering to do work on his house.

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Hammer attack victim who danced with the Duchess

War veteran Jim Booth has been seriously injured after being beaten with a hammer at his home in Taunton.

He has been described as a 'secret hero' of D-Day. In his later years, the 96-year-old has made some famous connections.

In August 2015, Jim Booth joined the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall for a reception in the grounds of Westminster Abbey.

During the party, which was hosted by the Royal British Legion, Mr Booth took to the floor for a dance with Camilla.

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