|Thug jailed for 18 months: |
Michael Wales, Matthew Aylott and Michal Wierzbowski set upon the victim in St John's Street, during the evening of June 21st.
Aylott punched the 53 year old male while he was sitting on a bench. When the victim tried to walk off, he was chased by Wierzbowski who then punched him several times, at the junction of Westmoreland Gardens and South Street.
Aylott and Wales initially pulled Wierzbowski off the victim, but when he tried walking off again Wales and Wierzbowski chased after him and punched him to the ground.
Despite the victim not attempting to fight back, they continued to punch and kick him to the head and body.
The victim suffered severe bruising to his face and had to undergo surgery to his jaw after the attack aggravated a previous injury.
Wales, 33, of Lilac Road, Wierzbowski, 32, of Eastfield Road and Aylott, 44, of Holmes Way, all admitted causing actual bodily harm.
Wales and Aylott were both jailed for two years at Peterborough Crown Court on Thursday December 12th. Wierzbowski was sentenced to 18 months.
Detective Constable Jason Hancock said: "This was a vicious and cowardly attack on a man who was posing no threat, nor putting up any resistance, towards them.
"The assaults took place on a summer evening in a busy area of the city in full view of several families, many of whom had to move young children out of the way of the violence.
"Such behaviour will not be tolerated in Peterborough and this case should serve as a warning to others who think such actions are acceptable."
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