A thug who brutally attacked a Dundee pensioner in his own home is appealing his sentence.
Gary Ironside, 20, and Ryan Jendrycha, 28, were both jailed for four-and-a-half years after they admitted subjecting Alexander Lees to a brutal attack on July 27 last year.
The pair downed an “industrial amount” of alcohol before forcing their way into the 74-year-old’s home in the city’s Hindmarsh Avenue.
The terrified victim was left covered in blood following the attack.
Ironside is now appealing his sentence at the High Court in Edinburgh.
A hearing will take place on July 27.
Dundee Sheriff Court earlier heard how Mr Lees was left crying “why me?” as the pair delivered blows to his head and body.
Ironside then randomly attacked a pedestrian outside as the thugs both left.
Mr Lees was said to have been left “confused and upset” by the assault and has since been re-homed.
During the original sentencing, Sheriff Alistair Brown said: “You both forced your way into a 74-year-old man’s home and actively assaulted him.
“You didn’t know him, he was not an offender of any sort, and was simply in his home when he was subjected to a violent assault.
“The physical effects were short-lived but the emotional effects were such that he could no longer live in his home and had to be moved.
“The proper sentence is six years’ imprisonment — though I am required to reduce that by 25% to reflect your early pleas.”
Capital Defence Lawyers, who are representing Ironside, could not be reached for comment.