Three men charged with vicious assault on disabled Ashton grandmother
Thursday 29th December 2016 @ 18:20 by Adam Higgins
Ashton Hyde News

Another man has been charged with assault after a disabled grandmother was viciously attacked in her home in Ashton.

Barbara Dransfield (pictured) was sitting in her wheelchair when several men broke into the bungalow, where she lives with her husband Leonard, and attacked the 63-year-old with a metal bar.

Leonard rushed home to find his wife covered in blood after Barbara – who said the men demanded cash – managed to call him and say “help me, I’m being battered”.

Almost every single bone in her face was broken during the attack, which happened in July.

The grandmother-of-three, who had a leg amputated in 2013, was on a life support machine for some time and is still recovering from the vicious attack.

Tameside residents rallied round to support Barbara while The Charles Salvador Art Foundation – established to showcase the art work of convict Charles ‘Charlie’ Bronson turned Salvador – auctioned off a piece of artwork to raise funds for her.

Three men have since been charged following the burglary and attack. They are due to go on trial in 2017.

Nathan Lee Clark, 24, of no fixed abode, has been charged with burglary, assault and breach of licence.

Stephen Mortin, 23, of Rutland Street, Hyde, has been charged with burglary and breach of licence.

Liam O’Shaunessy, 29, of Moorfield Drive, Hyde, has also been charged with burglary.

They are due to go on trial at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court on March 20 next year.