Published on April 18th, 2012 | by James Clarke


Local man gets two years for Duke Street attack

A man who committed an attack so serious that the victim was left fighting for his life was recently jailed for two years and eight months.

21 year old Jack Davies had reportedly drunk seven pints of lager before the attack on Alan Higgott took place in Duke Street, Wednesfield on 3rd April, 2011.

The court heard that CCTV showed 36-year-old Mr Higgott being knocked out by Davies, who then walked away before coming back and kicking the victim in the head twice.

Mr Higgott suffered a brain haemorrhage and facial fractures as the result of the attack and was finally released from hospital after treatment.

Friends and family of Mr Higgott made inquiries in the area after the attack and a tip off led police to Davies’ home in Victoria Avenue, Wednesfield.

A text message was found on his phone to his father saying: “You know that thing that happened in Duke Street. It was me. I did not know he was in hospital. I did not know the bloke was badly hurt. It was just a fight.”

Mr Jasvir Mann, defending, said: “Mr Davies is not ordinarily a violent man. He over reacted to something that night and is filled with horror at what happened.” Davies admitted wounding.

Judge Michael Dudley said: “This was an appalling incident. You went back to the victim as he lay on the ground, stood over him for some time and then delivered two kicks to the head and neck area.”

Source: Express & Star

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