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Homeless man kicked and stamped on his victim
8:00pm Monday 4th November 2013 in News
A HOMELESS man has been jailed for kicking and stamping on his victim during a “prolonged” assault.
Artur Reluga, of no fixed address, appeared at Oxford Crown Court on Thursday to be sentenced for causing grievous bodily harm.
The 37-year-old admitted attacking Grzegorz Stadnicki while drunk in Roger Bacon Lane, Oxford, on the evening of June 25 this year.
Naomi Perry, prosecuting, said CCTV had captured the assault, which lasted for about an hour and involved Reluga punching, kicking and stamping on his victim.
She said: “It was a prolonged attack by the defendant on a person who was known to him and it was captured on CCTV at some distance.
“The complainant himself did not want to make a complaint. He said he didn’t want any trouble for anyone involved, but did have to go the hospital.”
Miss Perry said the attack started “out of the blue” at about 7.30pm and several people can be seen on CCTV watching without intervening.
She added that Mr Stadnicki’s injuries could have been much worse and he would not have any lasting damage from the attack.
Peter Du Feu, defending, said that it was a “very serious attack”, but asked for a prison sentence to be suspended so that his client could have alcohol treatment therapy.
But Judge Gordon Risius said he thought the assault was too serious for anything other than immediate custody and sentenced him to two years and eight months in prison.
Reluga was also told to pay a £120 victims’ surcharge.
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