The first week of November saw jail sentences for a string of offenders at Liverpool Crown Court .
They included a Birkenhead man who abused a young boy almost 50 years ago, a violent robber who used an imitation gun and a heroin addict who nearly blinded a homeless beggar as well as two men convicted of scrambler bike offences.
A disabled Birkenhead man who abused a young boy almost 50 years ago was jailed for four years.
Kenneth Whitfield, 65, of Peel Avenue, who walks with a wheeled walking frame, attacked the boy, who was aged between seven or eight and 12, on three occasions,
Although the victim told his mum about it when he reached 24 years of