Robbery victim Lynne Elmer-Laird
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Eric Banton jailed for robbing 91-year-old in Highgate

A man has been jailed 11 years for robbing a 91-year-old woman, leaving her with serious injuries.

Crack and heroin addict Eric Banton, 49, was described as being "high as a kite" when he pushed Lynne Elmer-Laird to the ground in Highgate, north London, in August.

The grandmother suffered a blood clot to the brain, a broken arm and a fractured hand.

Banton, of Northumberland Park, Tottenham, was sentenced at Wood Green Crown Court after admitting robbery.

  • 19 Oct 2012