Friday, 20 July 2012

Four years for “frenzied” attacker

A Lancaster man who subjected a friend of his ex-girlfriend to a “frenzied” attack was today jailed for four years.

22-year-old Adam Kirkham of Windholme, Lancaster was given sentence today at Preston Crown Court after previously pleading guilty to grievous bodily harm.

In February this year, Kirkham turned up drunk at the Morecambe home of an ex-partner and found a male friend of hers sleeping on the couch.

He then subjected the visitor in an unprovoked attack, punching and kicking the man leaving him with injuries including bruises, cuts and broken teeth.

The police were called to the house soon during the attack and they arrested Kirkham near to the scene and charged him with GBH.

DC Brian Shepherd, of Lancaster CID, said: “Kirkham launched a frenzied and sickening attack on the victim, both inside and outside of the house, resulting in severe dental injuries.

“I hope his sentencing today brings some closure to the victim who was simply staying in the house as a guest and could have never expected such an assault.

“The victim has been left with both physical and psychological injuries; he has been severely traumatised by this unprovoked attack as have his family.

“I would also like to thank the local community for their help in this case and their support in putting this thug behind bars.”

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