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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.


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.