Katie Cutler and Alan Barnes
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Alan Barnes attacker Richard Gatiss jailed for four years

A man has been jailed for four years for assaulting disabled pensioner Alan Barnes.

The 67-year-old suffered a broken collarbone when he was knocked to the ground outside his Gateshead home in January.

The attack prompted beautician Katie Cutler to set up an online appeal which raised £330,135.

After sentencing at Newcastle Crown Court, Mr Barnes said he hoped prison would give Richard Gatiss, 25, "time to reflect" on what he had done.

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