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Accrington man jailed after baseball bat attacks leaves man with life-changing injuries

An Accrington man will now face a jail sentence after assaulting a man with a baseball bat.

Daniel Halstead, 32, admitted wounding Paul Sanderson during an incident in Accrington in January.

Police were called to Edgar Street at shortly after 4.30am on Friday (January 25) to reports a man had been assaulted with a baseball bat.

Officers found Paul Sanderson collapsed in the road.

He had suffered a number of fractures to the skull and other broken bones.

Mr Sanderson, 48, was taken to hospital where he remained for a week.

He suffered life changing injuries and still suffers from anxiety, agoraphobia, vertigo and numbness.

Halstead, of Bobbin Close, Accrington, pleaded guilty to Section 18 wounding with intent and was jailed for nine years at Burnley Crown Court yesterday (March 25).

The court heard that Halstead had gone to Edgar Street in the early hours of the morning and caused a disturbance.

Mr Sanderson came out of his flat carrying a baseball bat for self-defence but was overpowered by Halstead who struck him several times to the head and body with the bat.