Gainsborough: Trio jailed for carrying out a savage beating which left victim with serous facial injuries

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A man who carried out a savage beating which left his victim with serious facial injuries has been jailed for a total of 11 years at Lincoln Crown Court.

Andrew Moore approached his victim in the street and then took his victim to a house in Waterworks Street, Gainsborough, where he demanded £100 and punched and kicked him and struck him with the shaft of a golf club.

Stephen Kemp, prosecuting, said the victim, a vulnerable man who lived in a residential home because of his problems, was then tortured by Moore who used a knife to inflict cuts to his face.

The victim had his bank card taken after a second man, Christopher Haddaway, joined in the attack, and forced him to reveal his PIN number. Subsequent attempts to withdraw cash using the card failed because there was just £8 in the account. The injured man was later found in Trinity Street covered in blood. He suffered a fractured cheek, a fractured jaw, cuts to his scalp and face and extensive bruising to his face and body. He also suffered a number of broken teeth.

Moore, 36, of no fixed address, admitted charges of inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent and robbery in September 2013. He was jailed for nine years and given a two year consecutive sentence after he admitted breach of a suspended jail sentence imposed at Grimsby Crown Court for burglary.

Haddaway, 27, of Cecil Street, Gainsborough, admitted robbery and was jailed for six years. Dean Smith, 26, of High Street, Gainsborough, who tried to use the victim’s bank card admitted attempted theft. He also admitted six charges of shoplifting and assaulting a security guard at the Tesco Store in Gainsborough. Smith was jailed for a total of 30 months.

Judge Michael Heath said: “You demanded £100 from him. He couldn’t give you that so you gave him, a fearful beating until he gave you his credit card and PIN number.”

Christopher Geeson, for Moore, said his client realised the seriousness of what he had done and knew he faced a lengthy jail term.

David Eager, for Haddaway, said he was drunk and joined in after becoming “over-excited”.

Michael Cranmer-Brown, for Smith, said he was lesser involved than the other two and had not actually managed to withdraw any money from the victim’s account.