A man has been arrested in connection with a hammer attack on a 96 year-old D-Day veteran at his home in Taunton. Jim Booth was left with serious injuries to his head and body when he was assaulted at his home in Gipsy Lane two days ago.
This morning police arrested a 39 year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder and aggravated burglary.
Mr Booth is being treated at Taunton's Musgrove Park Hospital where he is said to be in a serious but stable condition. The vicar of his local church told ITV News that Mr Booth was now talking and eating. Rev Stephen Kivett, vicar of St John's and Staplegrove, visited Mr Booth last night.
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.