A man who stabbed a pensioner in a brutal attack in Potters Bar will be sentenced next month after he pleaded guilty to GBH and possession of a bladed article.
Ryan Hewitt, 20, of Carpenter Way in the town, stabbed the 93-year-old who was sitting on a bench in Oakmere Park twice in the back on July 6. His victim was waiting to meet his grandson.
Hewitt appeared for trial at St Albans Crown Court last month and the case was adjourned when he pleaded guilty.
Detective Constable Robert Wood from the Hertsmere Local Crime Unit said: “The victim, who was waiting to meet his grandson to walk the dog, initially thought he’d been punched. He was treated in hospital for his injuries and has since been discharged but continues to live with the trauma of what happened to him.
“This was an isolated, unprovoked attack and the victim did not know the offender. Following initial enquiries Hewitt was quickly arrested by officers and has been remanded in custody to appear at St Albans Crown Court for sentencing on February 15.”