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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'A terrifying attack on a courageous man' - police

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.

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