Two sentenced to five years for Hastings street attack
Two 21-year old men have each been sentenced to five years imprisonment for a vicious late night street attack in Hastings town centre two years ago.
Conor Hodge (pictured left), unemployed, of Priory Road, Hastings, and Jason Easton (pictured right), a student, of Lullington Close, Bexhill, were sentenced at Lewes Crown Court on Thursday 3 March having been convicted of grievous bodily harm, at the same court on 16 January.
The incident occurred in the pedestrianised part of the town’s Queen’s Road at around 1am on Friday, 16 January 2015, in which a 26-year-old local man was attacked.
The victim suffered a deep facial cut and other cuts and bruises which required hospital treatment. having been punched and kicked and hit with a metal bar.
Detective Constable Naomi Morrison said; “This was a vicious attack with a weapon. The victim suffered significant injuries, the scar from which is a daily reminder of what he suffered. His career plans have been significantly delayed if not altered as a result.”
Three other people, a 31-year old man and two 20-year old women, were also arrested but were later released without any action being taken against them.