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Man suffered life-changing injures after attack with wooden pole

A man’s life has forever changed after being attacked with a wooden pole and left with life-altering facial injuries.

On Saturday 27 March 2021, the victim aged in his 40’s was walking towards a friend’s house when he heard someone shouting at him and approaching him armed with a plank of wood.

Michael Pridmore was the suspect in question and after approaching the victim in Newark Close, Mansfield, he lashed out and struck the victim in the face.

Pridmore is then reported to have simply walked off from the area leaving the victim to stagger up the footpath and dial 999 for help.

It wasn’t long before officers arrived and found him in a garden before placing him under arrest.

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The victim required multiple surgeries on his nose after it was broken in eight places and following extensive treatment at hospital he is expected to suffer the consequences of this attack for the rest of his life.

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Pridmore, aged 56, appeared in front of a judge at Nottingham Crown Court on Thursday (18 May) after being found guilty of grievous bodily harm.

He was sentenced to 27 months in prison for his actions.

PC David Hawksworth, the lead officer investigating the case, said: “This was an utterly shocking attack on an innocent man who is now going to suffer from the consequences of this incident for the rest of his life.

“I welcome the judge’s result in this case, though Pridmore’s time behind bars will never make up for the victim’s injuries and the impact the incident has had on his life – I do hope it brings the victim some peace that he will now serve time in prison for his actions.

“Actions like these have no place in our society, leaving a man’s life forever impacted because of the violence he was victim to is awful.

“Violence of this manner will never be tolerated on our streets, and we will make sure those responsible are dealt with and put before judges to answer for their crimes – I hope Pridmore’s sentence hits home for him and the impact his actions have had on his victim.”

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