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Jail for attacker who stamped on stabbing victim’s head

A fourth person has been sentenced following a street fight in which a man was repeatedly stabbed.

Tyrone Rowe stamped on Craig Taylor’s head – just seconds before the man was then stabbed by someone else.

Taylor lost his balance and fell to the ground after managing to dodge a first attempt from Junior Bailey to stab him in the chest.

Rowe had tried to kick Taylor from behind at the exact moment Bailey lunged forward with a weapon during the attack in broad daylight.

Not content with this, Rowe, 39, then rounded on Taylor as he lay defenceless in the middle of the road by stamping on his head.

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At that point, Bailey crouched over Taylor and, while holding him down, stabbed him twice in the back of the shoulder.

He then kicked him straight in the face before leaving the scene of the vicious assault, which happened at around 4.30 pm on 22 June 2022.

Taylor, 30, whose injuries included two stab wounds, multiple fractures and a collapsed lung, actually started the fight minutes earlier.

Along with another man, Marvin Loi, 44, Taylor launched a violent attack on Bailey, in Peveril Street, Radford.

That initial attack left Bailey, 35, with multiple facial fractures.

Rowe, Taylor and Loi all went on to plead guilty to assault causing actual bodily harm, for their part in the street fight.

Bailey, meanwhile, was found guilty of wounding with intent, following a week-long trial that ended on 17 February 2023.

Rowe, of no fixed address, appeared before Nottingham Crown Court for sentencing on Tuesday (14 March).

He was jailed for 12 months.

Bailey, of Palin Street, Hyson Green, was sentenced to four years in prison at the same court on 2 March.

Taylor, of Dunstan Street, Netherfield, and Loi, of Cricklewood, London, were both sentenced at an earlier hearing.

Taylor was given a 16-month suspended sentence, while Loi was given a 10-month suspended sentence and ordered to complete unpaid work.

Detective Sergeant Sarah Gregg, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Rowe made the cowardly decision to assault a man who was already being attacked and had no way of defending himself.

“Knowing his victim was more focused on trying to avoid being stabbed by Junior Bailey, Rowe took the opportunity to stamp on his head as he lay on the floor, which could in itself have caused serious injury.

“While he may not have been the one to stab Craig Taylor, Rowe was still central to this vicious assault, which had nothing to do with him at all.

“I’m pleased to see he has now been punished for his involvement in this incident and his sentence should send a strong message to others that this violent behaviour won’t be tolerated in Nottinghamshire.”

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