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'Dangerous' pair jailed for violent attack on man in his own home near Shropshire border

Two 'dangerous' men have been jailed for a violent attack on a man in his own home near the south Shropshire border.

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Worcester Crown Court heard how the two attacked the victim at his house in Leominster in the early hours of September 4, 2018, kicking him to the head and body leaving him unconscious with a fractured eye socket and ribs and heavy bruising to his whole body.

Darren Sutton, aged 30, of Dry Thistle Close, Bromyard, Herefordshire, was jailed for four years.

Samuel Walker, aged 27, from Hewell prison but formerly of Kenwater Close, Leominster, also Herefordshire, was jailed for 30 months.

Both men were found guilty at the court on Wednesday, April 26, after a seven-day trial.

Investigating officer PC Stefan Hawes, of Hereford Safer Neighbourhood team, said: “This has been a long and drawn-out case with delays due to Covid and other extenuating circumstances, so we are pleased to finally close this case.

"This was a violent attack that caused serious injuries to the victim.

"We are pleased that these two dangerous individuals have now been put before the court for these charges.

"Incidents like this have no place in society and we won’t hesitate to apprehend and seek prosecution those responsible and, in this case, however long it takes!”

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