Man sentenced to seven years for attack on elderly couple

A man has been sentenced to seven years for an attack on an elderly couple in Ashford.

Carl Freeman (22) with an address in Tallaght, Co.Dublin was handed down the sentence at Wicklow Circuit Criminal Court in Bray on Wednesday.

Freeman and an accomplice forced their way into the home of William and Kathleen Crean at Kiloughter in the early hours of the morning of March the 12th, 2015.

The couple suffered severe injuries, Mrs Crean was suffering from cancer at the time.

A victim impact report which was read to the court told how the couple now live in fear and their home has been turned into a fortress.

Freeman was sentenced to seven years in jail with 3 suspended, the sentence was back dated to the 4th of December 2016.


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