Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Attacker Stamped on Victim

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Attacker Stamped on Victim

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Byline: By GARETH LIGHTFOOT

A VICIOUS motiveless Bonfire Night attack has earned a Middlesbrough man a two-year prison sentence.

Brian Bedingfield, 31, stamped on the face of John Davidson five or six times while grabbing railings to gain leverage, a court heard.

He snarled with clenched teeth as he grabbed Mr Davidson and pushed him out of his home, said Aisha Wadoodi, prosecuting.

Then Bedingfield punched him unconscious, dragged him into the garden and delivered the kicks to his head, Teesside Crown Court heard.

Witnesses detained him at the house until the police arrived.

The two men knew each other and were each holding Bonfire Night parties at their homes on the same cul de sac.

Mr Davidson dropped by at Bedingfield's house on his way home from Marton Road shops. He was assaulted as he got up to leave. "He couldn't understand what the problem was. There hadn't been any conversation," said Miss Wadoodi.

He suffered a broken jaw and cheekbone, bruising and swelling and had plates fitted in his mouth. …

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