Man guilty of 'motiveless' killing in Scunthorpe

A man has been found guilty of murdering a disabled man who used a prosthetic leg in a "brutal, entirely motiveless attack".

Roy Bush, 44, was beaten, stamped on and kicked at his home on in Pryme Road, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire in March.

Liam Campbell, 26, of Kingston View, Barton-on-Humber was found guilty of murder at Teesside Crown Court.

Joe Harrison, 27, of Bennett Road, Scunthorpe, earlier admitted murder.

Adjourning sentenced until 23 November, Judge Peter Fox told Campbell the pair faced life in jail.

Leg burned

The court was told after the attack, Mr Bush's prosthetic leg was removed as he was stripped.

His attackers stole the leg from his home, along with other property including his mobile phone.

It was later dumped and burned with the other items in an area known as Clarky's Wood.

The court heard Campbell claimed his drink had been spiked in the hours leading up to the killing, a claim the prosecution dismissed as "nonsense".

CCTV images from a pub showed Campbell acting normally, playing snooker and chatting, the court heard.

Later, footage from an off-licence showed him counting out money in his hand.

Det Supt Dena Fleming, of Humberside Police, said: "This remains for us a brutal, entirely motiveless attack.

"I have never known such a vicious act of violence.

"He was kicked and stamped upon, and had suffered some really horrendous injuries.

"The fact they took his leg, took his mobile phone and left him for dead is just so callous."

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