Former young farmer faces prison over violent attack

A former young farmer faces jail for attacking a man after the young farmers annual conference in Blackpool.

David Adams from Shropshire pleaded guilty to attacking a man in his own home after the AGM in 2006.

Adams, 25, had knocked on the door of the victim’s home to ask for directions to a hotel.

Once inside, he attacked the man, aged 53, breaking his arm and knocking out six teeth.

A DNA sample from the scene matched that from a farm burglary on the Staffordshire/Shropshire border in May 2005.

It was not until July 2008 that Lancashire detectives identified Adams as a potential suspect.

Detective Inspector Geoff Hurst from the Force Major Investigation Team said: “Mr Adams carried out a savage attack on a man that offered no threat.

“The level of violence used against the victim was so brutal it is a miracle he was not more seriously injured or even killed.”

Adams will be sentenced at Preston Crown Court in May.

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