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JAILED: Woman who attacked pensioner with hot iron and electrical cord is sentenced

PUBLISHED: 13:02 10 January 2017

Samantha Butler

Samantha Butler

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The incident happened in July last year

A woman has been jailed for beating up a pensioner with a Canals of England picture and torturing him with a hot iron.

Samantha Butler was arrested in Orchard Grove, Crystal Palace last year, when officers discovered the 75-year-old occupant with severe injuries.

The victim had an electrical cord tied around his neck, with bruising to his face and severe swelling.

Butler, from St Aubyn’s Road, met the victim at a nearby pub in July, and went back to his flat, where she then launched the ‘vicious, unprovoked’ attack.

During the assault, the 40-year-old used a hot iron to burn the pensioner.

“The elderly victim suffered serious injuries in this vicious, unprovoked attack and he continues to live with the mental and physical scars of that evening,” said DC Louise Galloway from Bromley CID.

On Friday Butler, who police described as a ‘dangerous individual’, was sentenced to 14 years in prison for grievous bodily harm.

“Butler is a dangerous individual and I am pleased that she will spend a considerable length of time behind bars for this crime.”

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