JOSEPH Isaacs will face a judge next month charged with the attempted murder of war hero Jim Booth, 96.

Isaacs, 39, of no fixed abode, appeared at Taunton Magistrate’s Court this morning.

He has also been charged with aggravated burglary.

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Isaacs spoke only to confirm his name and address and entered no plea amid jeers from the public gallery.

He has been remanded in custody and will appear at Taunton Crown Court for a plea and case management hearing on December 22.

Mr Booth was left with serious injuries after he was reportedly attacked with a claw hammer at his home on Gipsy Lane on Wednesday, November 22.