In January this year, Alan Barnes, a 67-year-old pensioner, broke his collarbone after being pushed over and robbed outside his home in Gateshead.
A local beautician named Katie Cutler set up a campaign to raise £500 so he could move.
Today the drug addict who attacked him, Richard Gatiss, was sentenced to four years in prison.
Barnes was born with sight and growth problems after his mother contracted German measles during pregnancy.
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