A couple have been jailed for the manslaughter of a "lonely" pensioner who they attacked in a bid to steal his bank card.

John Cornish, 79, a retired lorry driver, went into cardiac arrest after he was targeted by drug addicts Hannah Day, 29, and Aaron Brown, 39 at his home in Weymouth, Dorset.

The "lonely" pensioner suffered 42 injuries in the September 2019 attack, including a fractured larynx, bruises and knife wounds to his and body.

Mr Justice Garnham told Winchester Crown Court the pair had sex in Mr Cornish's home as he lay dead after Brown went shopping for Viagra.

Day was sentenced to 14 years in prison

The trial heard Brown called an ambulance which was given an incorrect address and Mr Cornish's body was not found until 12 hours after the attack.

It was also heard that Day had extracted tens of thousands of pounds from Mr Cornish during the four years she had known him.

Beverley Cornish, the victim's daughter, told the court her father was a "kind, gentle man and a truly loving father."

She also said she lost her partner of 25 years in a car accident during a visit to her family's graves and her children missed out on their grandfather's support.

Brown was given a term of 13 years and six months

Ms Cornish told the trial that the defendants had taken advantage of her "very lonely" father.

Prior to sentencing, the court was read a note from a juror stating that a dock officer had told them after they had reached their verdicts about comments made by Day about her involvement in the incident.

Mr Justice Garnham said: "I want to make it crystal clear how serious this could be, this will not rest here."

Brown, from Weymouth, was convicted of manslaughter and robbery, and Day, from Dorchester, was convicted of manslaughter, robbery, theft and five charges of fraud.

Day was sentenced to 14 years in prison and Brown was given a term of 13 years and six months.