Bradford Crown Court heard that a man was beaten to death by his drug addict son the day after he celebrated his 59th birthday.

Santokh ‘Charlie’ Singh was savagely beaten by 25-year-old Phillip Badwal, who used a cricket bat to rain down blows on his father’s head and body.

He also allegedly kicked and stamped on his father, even changing his footwear during the attack.

It is likely that Badwal used a metal dog bowl during the beating.

The blood-stained cricket bat was later found in a neighbour’s garden and the dented dog bowl also had Mr Singh’s blood on it.

Richard Wright QC, prosecuting, said Mr Singh was desperate to move out of the family home he shared with his wife and Badwal.

On his birthday, his older son from a previous relationship showed him a new flat they had found for him.

Mr Singh suffered fractures to his skull and bruising to his brain as well as a broken bone in his leg and fractured ribs.

The living room of the three-bedroom house on Airedale Road was covered in blood.

Mr Wright said: “In other words, this was not one short-lived assault, but a prolonged incident in which the injured and bleeding Charlie Singh had likely crawled about the living room as the attack upon him had continued.