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Men sentenced after ‘brutal attack’ which left victim with leg fractures

A 29-year-old suffered serious injuries including two leg fractures after being viciously attacked by two men who demanded he split from his girlfriend.

The victim was punched to the ground and kicked repeatedly during the sustained attack in Main Street, Jacksdale.

He suffered fractures to his left leg as well as a black eye and swelling to his right cheek. He told police it was the worst pain he had ever encountered.

Michael Reeve, 41, of Selston Road, Jacksdale, pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm and has been jailed for three years and four months.

Dale Harwood, 36, of Alfreton Road, Underwood, also admitted causing grievous bodily harm and was jailed for one year and 10 months, suspended for two years. He was also ordered to carry out 180 hours unpaid work.

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The court heard Harwood punched the victim and that Reeve repeatedly kicked him after he had fallen to the ground.

The attack happened at around 9.45pm on 2 October last year.

Nottingham Crown Court heard the victim had gone to meet his partner when he was set upon by Reeve and Harwood.

The court heard the victim briefly lost consciousness following the attack and was later taken to hospital where he underwent an operation on his leg.

Detective Constable Bethany Sumner, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Reeve and Harwood launched a vicious and sustained attack on the victim, inflicting multiple injuries that caused him to fall to the ground and lose consciousness.

“Thankfully, the victim is on his way to making a full recovery but that does not detract from the fact that this was a brutal incident.

“I’m pleased that our detailed evidence-led investigation has now led to these convictions.”

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