A teenager has been jailed for a vicous attack on a 78-year-old man in Wardown Park.
The boy attacked the pensioner as he walked his dog in the park in Luton on December 6.
The victim was taken to Luton and Dunstable Hospital and is believed to still be suffering the effects of the attack.
At Luton Youth Court yesterday, the 16-year-old boy pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm without intent and was sentenced to eight months in a Young Offender Institution.
Detective Sergeant Tom Hamm said: “This was an unprovoked attack on an elderly man in broad daylight.
“We worked closely with the community to identify the boy responsible and bring him to justice, and I would like to thank those who came forward to assist us.
“We are pleased that the boy has admitted his involvement which has brought some closure to the victim who is still recovering from his injuries.”