EXCLUSIVE: Sentencing of former freemason Sam Vinden delayed by months over psychiatric report
SPECIALIST: The judge will consider a psychiatric report on Vinden (above) (Pic: Jon Austin)
THE sentencing of a former freemason who broke a woman’s arm and a leg with a crowbar during an attempted burglary has been delayed for several weeks. Sam Vinden, 45, who admitted the violent aggravated burglary which also saw the woman’s teeth smashed in, was convicted in September, but the sentencing has been repeatedly put back after first being due in November. A spokesman for Cambridge Crown Court said: "The initial delay was due to waiting for psychiatric reports on the defendant from a doctor. Now those are in we are awaiting a
report from Probation."
DELAYS: Sentencing has been held by more than two months
No date has been set. Vinden He went to the victim's, aged in her 30s, in Farcet, near Peterborough, with two sons at about 6.30am on August 29 2017. He smashed windows, damaged the front door and once inside made demands of the victim before launching the attack. Detective Constable Stuart Miller said: “This was a vicious attack which caused the victim significant injuries as well as a substantial amount of psychological trauma.”