Two men have been sentenced after carrying out a vicious assault in Cliftonville.
On Saturday 4 June 2022, a man attending a property in Edgar Road, Cliftonville was approached by two men in a communal area who violently assaulted him. The victim was left with multiple injuries including a facial fracture, swelling and bruising to the face.
An investigation by officers led to the arrest of Jake Chambers, 28, from Percy Road, Ramsgate and Mark Stannett, 45, of Edgar Road, Cliftonville, who were later charged.
Both men pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm and were sentenced at Canterbury Crown Court on Wednesday 29 November 2023.
Chambers was jailed for 27 months. Stannett was given an 18-month suspended sentence and ordered to complete 250 hours unpaid work [meaning he does not reach the threshold for a custody image to be released].
Detective Constable Matthew Burridge, of East Kent CID, said: ‘The victim in this case was subjected to a vicious assault which left him with significant injuries.
“There is never an excuse for violence in our communities and we will continue to do all that we can to ensure perpetrators are put before the courts.”