Grimsby man sentenced to more than ten years for callous assaults

North East Lincolnshire

7th August 2019

Grimsby man Elliott Challis (21), of no fixed abode, was sentenced to over ten years in jail for three callous and unprovoked attacks on elderly and vulnerable men.

He was arrested in 2018 for assaulting and robbing a wheel-chair bound vulnerable man and just couple of months later struck again when he approached a man with a pool cue in an attempted robbery.  In this attempt the victim managed to get away but Challis went on to attack an elderly man with a table leg causing a fractured skull and multiple injuries.

He was arrested and charged with these heartless attacks and has now been sentenced to spend the next ten years and six months in jail.

Speaking after sentencing, Detective Inspector Kerry Bull said, “I want to thank the victims and witnesses in these cases. Their bravery in initially coming forward and giving evidence and then reliving their experiences proved decisive in securing this significant sentence.

“Elliot Challis is clearly a danger to the public and his violence could easily have resulted in more serious injuries or even a fatality.

“I am confident that Grimsby is a safer place with Elliot Challis off the streets where he cannot target the most vulnerable in our society.”

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