Alan Barnes with Katie Cutler
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Alan Barnes attacker pleads guilty to assault

A man has pleaded guilty to assaulting and attempting to rob disabled pensioner Alan Barnes last month.

The attack, which left Mr Barnes with a broken collarbone, led to an online appeal on social media which raised more than £330,000.

Richard Gatiss, 25, from Gateshead, pleaded guilty to assault with intent to rob.

Danny Savage reports.

  • 24 Feb 2015
  • From the section UK
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