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Man jailed after stamping on victim's leg breaking it in four places

News   •   Jun 28, 2019 15:55 BST

A Bexhill man has been sent to prison for breaking another man’s leg in four places.

Jack Ripley attacked the 56-year-old victim in the Sidley area of Hastings in May last year, on June 13, he was sentenced to eight years.

On Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 9.40pm, the victim was walking home after doing some shopping on Sidley High Street, when he was approached by a man who asked if he knew him. He said no but the man, now known to be Ripley, head-butted him in the face. The victim fell to the ground but as he was lying there, Ripley stamped on his leg.

The victim has had ongoing hospital treatment including an operation to pin his hip.

Although the victim and witnesses were able to identify 29-year-old Ripley, he denied being in the area or involved. However his presence at the scene at the time of the assault along with other factors led to him being charged in January this year with GBH with intent.

Ripley, unemployed, of Glovers Lane, Bexhill appeared for a three day trial starting on June 10. At Hove Crown Court on June 13, Ripley was sentenced to eight years.

Investigator Bernadette Peters said: “I am very pleased with this result, especially for the victim, as this was a totally unprovoked attack as him was returning home in the evening. Ripley stamped on the man which such force it broke his thigh in four places and he is still suffering the repercussions of the assault today.”

Author: Jenni Nuttall
Ref: SXP

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