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Women sentenced after ‘mindless attack’ on victim after a night out in Nottingham

Police have condemned the actions of two people who knocked a woman unconscious in the street.

Kane Gutteridge and Beth Wallace left the woman with a perforated eardrum and scarring to her face after launching an attack on her.

The 20-year-old victim was coming to the end of a night out in Nottingham city centre when she and a friend were targeted by the duo.

Gutteridge and Wallace approached the two women in Upper Parliament Street and started an argument in the early hours of 11 June 2022.

This quickly descended into violence, with Wallace assaulting the woman before Gutteridge then tackled her to the ground and punched her in the face.

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The victim lost consciousness during the attack, while the second woman also sustained minor injuries at the hands of Gutteridge and Wallace.

Following a police appeal, the duo were both identified and arrested.

Gutteridge was then charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and assault, while Wallace was charged with assault.

Having pleaded guilty to the offences, Gutteridge and Wallace were sentenced at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday (17 January).

Gutteridge, 22, was handed an 18-month community order and was tagged and ordered to abide by a curfew for 12 weeks.

Wallace, 21, was also handed a 12-month community order.

In addition to this, both attackers were ordered to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work and pay more than £1,000 in combined compensation and costs.

PC Rebekah Jackson, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Gutteridge and Wallace’s actions were completely unacceptable on a woman who was just trying to enjoy a night out.

“She was knocked unconscious and suffered serious facial injuries as well following this awful attack.

“Nottinghamshire Police condemns all acts of violence, and we would warn anyone who behaves in this manner that they will eventually have to face up to the consequences of their actions.

“Tacking this mindless criminality is a key priority for us as a force and we will always look to put anyone before the courts who behaves in this manner.”

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