He needs to go to prison because otherwise he might just do it to somebody else - he could still do it to somebody else afterwards so I would like the law to take its course
– Alan Barnes on his attacker's punishment
Earlier this year Alan Barnes was horrifically attacked, left injured and petrified to return to his own home, he didn't know how he'd move on with his life. But in an almost unheard of turn of events a local lady, Katie Cutler decided to help him.
What she did for him completely changed his life, they're both here today ahead of his attacker's sentencing this Thursday.