Teen jailed for assault in Ramsgate where two victims suffered serious injuries

Jesse Connor has been jailed

A teenager who seriously injured two people following a late-night row in Ramsgate has been sentenced to six years and nine months.

Jesse Connor was part of a group drinking in a pub in Harbour Street on the evening of 6 April 2023, when they got into an argument with another group.

The other group, which included the two victims, left the pub at around 10pm that evening to move on.

Later in the evening, shortly after 11pm, Connor and his friends caught up with them in Harbour Street and, following a verbal exchange, Connor punched one of the group.

During the ensuing fight, Connor was seen stamping towards the head of one of the men, before taking a sharp object out of his pocket and using it as a weapon.

Both of the victims suffered serious injuries, with one flown to a London hospital with head injuries and stab wounds, and another suffering stab wounds to his back and arm.

East Kent CID launched an investigation into the assaults, which led to Connor being arrested and charged. The weapon was not recovered but Connor later claimed it was a key.

Connor, 18, of Meridian Close, Ramsgate, later admitted two counts of causing grievous body harm with intent and one count of affray.

He was sent to a young offenders’ institution for six years and nine months when he was sentenced at Canterbury Crown Court on Friday 8 March.

Detective Constable Rebecca Keeler, Kent Police’s investigating officer, said: “Everyone should be able to go out in Kent without fearing violence from offenders like Jesse Connor.

“Where offences do occur, investigators will work hard to track down and build a case against those involved, and I am pleased this case has seen a violent offender taken off the streets of Thanet.”

11 Comments

  1. What a waste of space. Won’t think he is so tuff when he is being used as the new play thing in prison! Will be like throwing a hotdog down the channel tunnel

    • Hope he doesn’t come back here after his sentence. You live in Ramsgate not Brixton you imbecile. They listen to drill music and then think they are in it. They are not

  2. Another waste of sperms that should have been spat out!

    Hope the victims have been able to start getting back to a proper life again

  3. Just your typical thanet idiot, the place is full of them. We are 20 miles up the road and the difference is drastic!
    Get out of ramsgate while you can it is the dumpton of the UK!

  4. A few years ago Joe Shaw was kicked in the head at the same location I believe, and was left totally paralysed, and unable to talk. The attacker received 4 years I believe, which is less than this idiot got by far! Why is that, Joe will never be able to work, or lead a normal life, and his attacker is probably walking around free now. This si not justice!

  5. I sentence you to a lifestyle based on cigarettes, drugs, junk food, cheap alcohol and violence. Also you are forbidden to learn any trade or profession. What’s that you say? You were going to do that anyway? Fair enough.

    • Looks about 30!, still got bum fluff on his face, ah bless, trying to look like a man, which he clearly isn’t, just a pratt thinking he is hard.
      What goes around, will come around, good luck with being banged up, let’s see how hard you are then little boy.

  6. Young offenders cost the UK taxpayer £275,000 per year to keep banged up.
    If they like violence and hurting people that much, send them out to the Ukraine for front-line fodder instead of funding them with ammo and tanks (more UK taxpayers money), it would be a win-win for everyone.
    Would work with illegal immigration too – You would like to become a UK citizen? then prove to us how much so, as 99% of them are fit young fighting age men.

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