Attacker jailed after stamping on man’s head during Stratford attack
A STRATFORD man has been jailed for a vicious and unprovoked attack in which he punched the victim and stamped on his head.
Patrick Cassidy, 38, attacked the man in his 40s, who was his way to his friend’s house, at about 7pm on 1st October last year.
The victim’s friend came out of her house to confront Cassidy who then assaulted her. The male victim intervened and was subjected to a sustained assault.
Witnesses told officers Cassidy had stamped on his head and rained down punches. The attack only ended when another man pulled Cassidy away.
Police were called to Child’s Close, Stratford, and within half an hour of the attack had Cassidy in custody.
The victim was taken to hospital where he was treated for fractures to his eye socket and arm. The attacker left a footprint on the victim’s face.
In interview, Cassidy didn’t deny carrying out the attack but said he couldn’t remember as he had been heavily drinking all day.
Appearing at court on Friday (9th February), Cassidy, of Child’s Close, was jailed for seven-and-a-half years after pleading guilty to causing grievous bodily harm and assault by beating.
Detective Constable Simon Harvey, from Warwickshire Police CID, said: “This was an horrific and unprovoked attack that left a man with significant injuries; it could have been so much worse.
“I’m pleased we have managed to deliver justice for the victim and a dangerous man is now behind bars.
“Tackling serious violent crime is a priority for Warwickshire Police and I hope convictions such as this demonstrate how determined we are to hold those responsible to account.”