A man from Bletchley has been jailed for eight years after a person in their 60s was left requiring hospital treatment for a head injury.

Jake Ashby, 28, of Kinlock Place in the town, was found guilty by a unanimous jury of one count of aggravated burglary and one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, after a trial at Aylesbury Crown Court on November 13.

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This is in relation to an incident on the evening of Wednesday, February 19 this year, when Ashby kicked down the door of a property in Oakwood Drive, Bletchley, and discharged an imitation firearm through a broken glass panel.

He entered the property and discharged the weapon several times before attacking a man in his 60s, who later required hospital treatment for a head injury.

Shervon Yorke, 43, of Tinkers Bridge, Milton Keynes, was found not guilty by a unanimous jury of one count each of aggravated burglary, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Ian O’Bryne, based at Milton Keynes police station, said: “This was a violent intrusion into the victim’s home which left him with a laceration to his head following an assault.

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“I am pleased that Ashby will now have to face the consequences of his actions and I hope that the length of his sentence demonstrates that we take incidents like this seriously and will always investigate them thoroughly and bring offenders to justice.

“Thames Valley Police will continue to actively pursue offenders who commit violent offences within our communities.”