Man jailed for violent claw hammer attack in Luton

Patrick Hanrahan
Patrick Hanrahan

A “brutal” attacker has been jailed for two and a half years after he fractured a man’s skull with a claw hammer.

Patrick Hanrahan, 47, of Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, was sentenced on Friday, December 18 at Luton Crown Court after being found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm.

Hanrahan violently assaulted his victim with a claw hammer at a house in Wolfsbury Court on January 22.

Detective Constable Jamal Hassan, who led the investigation, said: “This was an absolutely brutal attack by Hanrahan, causing serious injury, and it could have been a lot worse.

“This type of behaviour is wholly unacceptable and I’m pleased that not only did the jury find him guilty, but he will also be locked away, which will hopefully teach him the lesson that violence is never an appropriate way to solve issues.”

Hanrahan was found not guilty of two further counts of GBH during the trial.