Two men jailed for '˜vicious' 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.

Tuesday, 7th March 2017, 4:32 pm
Updated Saturday, 25th March 2017, 11:49 am
Conor Hodge (left) and Jason Easton (right) were jailed over an attack in Hastings. Photos by Sussex Police SUS-170703-162716001

Conor Hodge, unemployed, of Priory Road, Hastings, and Jay Easton, a student, of Lullington Close, Bexhill, were sentenced at Lewes Crown Court on Thursday, March 3 having been convicted of grievous bodily harm, at the same court on January 16.

The incident occurred in the pedestrianised part of the town’s Queen’s Road at around 1am on Friday, January 16, 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 belt.

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.

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