Basil Reid was convicted of attacking his with for the fourth time
Heavy boozer Basil Reid, 75, was locked up after he was snared red-handed kicking and punching his petrified wife Catherine, also 75.
Mrs Reid suffered a fractured cheekbone after the terrifying all-out late-night attack.
Reid was caged after he was convicted of attacking her for the fourth time in less than a year.
The family set up a camera in the kitchen in case he turned violent
The OAP thug was nailed bang to rights after their frantic family set up a camera in the kitchen in case he turned violent.
Reid, of Ipswich, Suffolk, grabbed his defenceless wife by her coat and smacked her hard three times in the head, the town's crown court heard.
Terror-stricken Mrs Reid was then smashed repeatedly in her face as she lay helpless on the kitchen floor, said Nicola May, prosecuting.
Vicious Reid then nabbed a chair and sat on it as he continued the savage onslaught with his hands and bare feet, the court heard.
Mrs Reid is now divorcing her husband
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The sadistic pensioner was even caught stamping on his wife's back as he terrorised her, said Miss May.
She said that Mrs Reid, who's now divorcing her husband, had said he was "beating the hell" out of her.
Police dashed to the scene after Reid called an ambulance.
Mrs Reid, who was cowering in the hall in fear, had sustained serious facial injuries.
Police dashed to the scene after Reid called an ambulance
She had blood pouring from her ear where she wore a hearing aid.
Mrs Reid also suffered a broken cheekbone, severe bruising and cuts to her hand.
The court heard that ashamed Reid told police: "I'm guilty.
"My wife is innocent."
Reid told the police that he was guilty
But Reid added: "I shouldn't have hit her but she does go on and on."
The former school teacher admitted assaulting his wife causing her actual bodily harm in the early hours of November 15.
It was Reid's fourth conviction for assaulting his wife in less than a year, the court heard.
The latest assault was shot on a webcam installed by the couple's family in their kitchen following the earlier attacks.
Roger Thomson, defending, said that Reid had been in custody for three months and had dementia, prostate cancer and a drink problem.
Mr Thomson said his worried children were hoping to find suitable supported accommodation for him when he's freed from jail.
He said Mrs Reid had started divorce proceedings and had changed the locks on the doors.
Mr Thomson said the couple had been married 50 years and Reid's behaviour towards his wife had only deteriorated in the last few years.