The detective heading the investigation into the hammer attack on a 96 year-old war veteran has described it as horrific and terrifying. Jim Booth suffered serious head injuries when he was battered with a claw hammer at his home in Taunton two days ago.
Mr Booth was visited at Musgrove Park Hospital last night by the vicar of his local church. Rev Stephen Kivett from St John's in Staplegrove told ITV News that Mr Booth was able to talk and eat. Initial reports had suggested his injuries were potentially life threatening.
The man who tried to kill D-Day war veteran Jim Booth has been sentenced to 20 years for attempted murder.
The man battered by a hammer is a 96-year-old war veteran and 'secret hero' of D-Day who once danced with Prince Charles' wife Camilla.