A man has been put behind bars after assaulting a man in Doncaster for unknown reasons

A man has been sent to prison for four years after he forced entry into the home of a Doncaster man and assaulted him.

Wednesday, 16th June 2021, 8:51 am

A man has been jailed after admitting to assaulting a man in his home back in April.

Lee O’Brien, 23, has been sentenced to four years imprisonment after he forced entry into the victims home in Thorne and assaulted him.

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The assault took place in Thorne.

South Yorkshire Police, said: “At 9pm on April 7, the victim was alone inside his property in Kirton Lane when three men, one of whom was said to be carrying a weapon, forced entry.

“A struggle took place, during which O’Brien assaulted the 33-year old victim, before all three men ran away.”

O’Brien was identified by West Yorkshire Police after they reviewed CCTV footage of the incident.

He was arrested on April 14 and later charged with Section 47 Assault and Attempted Burglary.

DC Paul Rooney, said: “We are still not sure what prompted O’Brien to visit Kirton Lane and carry out this attack, but I am pleased he admitted the part he played and has now been put behind bars.

"Please be reassured that our enquired are ongoing to identify and locate the two other men involved and put them before the courts.

"I would like to thank the victim for his continued cooperation and support throughout this investigation.”

O’Brien, of Cecil Mount, was sentences at Sheffield Crown Court yesterday, June 15, 2021.

We will bring you more on this if information on the others involved comes to light.

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