Women plead guilty to attempted murder of Ashton OAP
Thursday 18th May 2017 @ 09:33 by Nigel P.
Ashton News Tameside


Vicarage Crescent in Ashton, where an elderly man was attacked by two young women last October. The women have since pleaded guilty and will be sentenced next week.


Two women accused of attacking a 78-year-old man in his own home have pleaded guilty to attempted murder at Minshull Street Crown Court.

The Tameside Reporter has learnt that the two, 28-year-old Megan Stafford, of Dean Street, and 27-year-old Amy Squires, of Coronation Road, both Ashton, changed their original plea from not guilty to guilty at an earlier hearing.
The charges relate to an incident involving a serious assault on an elderly pensioner who was discovered suffering from multiple injuries at an address in Kings Road, Ashton, early one Sunday morning in October last year.
The attack is believed to have taken place in nearby Vicarage Crescent where the man was severely beaten by the two women.
The man, who we are not naming, is believed to have managed to escape from the women and raised the alarm.

He was then taken to hospital where he remained in a serious conditions for some time.
The women were quickly arrested following the incident and remanded into custody at Tameside magistrates while awaiting their trial.
Following their guilty plea the trial has now been cancelled and the pair will be sentenced at Minshulll Street Crown Court next week by Judge Maurice Green. The pair have remained in custody since the incident.