THREE men have been jailed for their roles in a Carlisle street attack which left the victim with a fractured jaw.
Paul Heeley, 35, Aiden Patterson, 24, and Stephen Wilkinson, 34, were sentenced at the city’s crown court today (FRI). This followed violence which flared in the early hours of August 31, 2015.
All three admitted a grievous boldly harm charge.
Heeley drove to the victim’s home with the others in the belief that he would be supplied with drugs. But having been subjected to “significant provocation” during a doorstep exchange, he responded with a “powerful blow”.
The victim tried to flee but was said to have been “punched repeatedly” as Heeley, Patterson and Wilkinson all became involved. The injured party later underwent surgery to fit two metal plates which, the court heard, are likely to remain in place for life.
Mitigation was given on behalf of all three men. It was stressed they had not travelled with the intention of inflicting violence.
Recorder Ahmed Nadim jailed Heeley, of Linton Street, Carlisle, for two years.
Patterson, previously of HMP Acklington, and Wilkinson, previously of HMP Haverigg, each received 14-month terms.