A 36-year-old man from Halstead has been sentenced to six years and three months in prison, for assaulting two men in October 2015.
Thomas Chapman, of Head Street, Halstead, appeared at Ipswich Crown Court on Wednesday, July 26, where he was found guilty of GBH and assault charges.
He was sentenced to six years for an attack on Keelan Williams and three months for assaulting Cameron Wheeler, to run concurrently.
At around 3.30am on Sunday, October 18, 2015, Chapman and the two victims were involved in a verbal argument, in Head Street, Halstead.
Thomas Chapman became verbally aggressive towards Williams and others. Chapman subsequently punched Keelan Williams, who fell to the floor, unconscious. He then stamped on and kicked the victim’s head.
The attack left Keelan Williams with serious injuries, including a broken nose and cheekbone and a bleed on the brain. He had to undergo surgery for the facial injuries.
During the same incident, Thomas Chapman assaulted Cameron Wheeler.
He grabbed him, threw him to the floor and then kicked his hip. He was not left with any injuries.
Dc Nicholas Campbell, who was the investigating officer in the case, said:
“This was an extremely vicious and sustained attack. The first punch thrown by Chapman, left Keelan Williams unconscious, yet he continued to assault him.
“I’m grateful for the work carried out by the officers and member of the public who were first on scene, and the team at Braintree CID who executed a very detailed investigation.
“It has taken many months to come to this point and we have worked closely with the victims, supporting them through the court process.
“We will put in as much time and effort as it takes, into ensuring justice is served against violent offenders who bring disorder to the streets of our county.”