A man from Doncaster who attacked a woman with a baseball bat, leaving her with a serious head injury, is now serving more than eight years behind bars.
On the evening of Friday 9 February, 25-year-old Jack Thompson entered the home of a 32-year-old woman in Granville Crescent, Stainforth, wearing a balaclava and carrying a baseball bat.
Thompson in company with another man, then went on to assault the woman, leaving her with a serious head injury requiring hospital treatment and a number of staples to her head.
He was due to appear before Sheffield Crown Court yesterday (Monday 16 July) for trial but last Tuesday, 10 July, entered a guilty plea to Section 18 wounding and was sentenced afterwards for a total of eight years and six months.
Detective Constable Mark Jones, the investigating officer, said: “Thompson, who the victim knew through a mutual acquaintance, was arrested at the scene and we immediately began to build our case, gathering extensive forensic evidence from the scene.
“I’m pleased that Thompson entered a guilty plea last week and the victim hasn’t been forced to recount what happened to her in court.
A 26-year-old man also arrested in connection to the incident remains released under investigation.