Five Year Sentences Each for Hastings Street Attack

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.

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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.

Rye’s Own Bulletin Tuesday 7 March 2017