A violent offender punched, kicked and stamped on a vulnerable man’s head during a vicious and unprovoked attack which left him with a bleed on the brain and facial fractures.
Jamie Marriott attacked the 63-year-old victim in broad daylight in a secluded area in Stanley Place, off Talbot Street in Nottingham city centre, after demanding money from him.
Police and paramedics found the badly injured man near to some bike sheds. He needed intensive care in hospital.
Marriott was arrested on 23 April 2020 – a day after his cowardly attack – and was subsequently charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent. He has now been locked up for four years.
The 28-year-old punched the victim before kicking him in the head and stamped on it several times while he was on the floor. The victim was then punched again before he eventually managed to get up.
Detective Constable Dionne Love, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a nasty attack which could easily have resulted in even more serious injury. Marriott took this vulnerable man to a secluded area behind a building, out of public view, and set upon him.
“Marriott showed no mercy and attacked the helpless victim on the floor by stamping on him and punching him. The victim didn’t even try and fight back and was left for dead on the floor.
“He is clearly a dangerous individual so I’m pleased he has now been locked up for his horrific actions.
“I hope his sentencing also reassures people that Nottinghamshire Police treats these types of reports involving violence extremely seriously and we will do everything in our power to bring violent offenders such as Marriott before the courts so they can face justice.”
Marriott, formerly of Royston Close, Nottingham, was handed his prison sentence when he appeared at Nottingham Crown Court on Friday 23 July. He pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent.