A FORMER soldier who was filmed urinating on a disabled woman who was dying in the street was today jailed for three years.

Anthony Anderson was told by a judge he had "plumbed the depths of degredation" with his assault on Christine Lakinski.

The 27-year-old was watched by a laughing crowd as he carried out a series of humiliating attacks on the 50-year-old in Hartlepool.

A court heard today that one of his friends filmed the incident on a mobile phone while one shouted: "This is YouTube material."

Miss Lakinski - who suffered a life of bullying - had collapsed on her doorstep as she returned home from visiting a friend.

But instead of helping her, Anderson called her a "smackhead" and a drunk before kicking her feet and emptying a bowl of water on her head.

Teesside Crown Court heard that he then covered her in shaving foam, and urinated on her as a friend filmed the act on a mobile phone.

Anderson pleaded guilty to outraging public decency on July 26 when he appeared at Hartlepool Magistrates' Court last month.

Magistrates decided their sentencing powers - a maximum of six months' jail - were insuficient and sent the case to crown court.

Today, the Recorder of Middlesbrough, Judge Peter Fox, QC, described the case as a "shockingly sad story" which brought shame on Hartlepool.

He told Anderson, of Raby Road: "You have provided the worst and last act of oppression and invasion on that lady's personality and privacy."