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Police Appeal Against Sentence

After a 31,000 signature petition, Police have launched an appeal against the leniency of the jail sentence handed to a man who robbed Ken Handford leaving him for dead, on his 90th birthday.

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JONATHON COOPER had his sentence cut in half, and was handed 16 years behind bars, after pleading GUILTY

The 29 year old was addicted to ICE when he - and another man - broke into the war veteran's Springbank home.. east of BALLARAT ... and stabbed him 13 times, in September 2015.