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Mugging victim Alan Barnes 'ready to move on'

Disabled pensioner Alan Barnes has said he is "ready to move on with his life" after a man appeared in court to admit assaulting him.

The 67-year-old, who was fearful of returning to his Gateshead home after the attack in January, has begun house hunting thanks to an online fundraising campaign that attracted donations of more than £330,000.

But Mr Barnes, whose collarbone was broken when he was knocked to the ground, told Look North's Peter Harris he was not ready to meet his attacker, drug-user Richard Gatiss, 25.

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