Two years Jail for man who left his victim with serious injuries after attack in Dover

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A man who carried out two assaults in Dover has been jailed for more than two years.


James Stott assaulted the same man in the town in March and then in June 2020, leaving the victim with serious injuries.


The 32-year-old, of Clarendon Street, Dover, admitted unlawful wounding and assault at Canterbury Crown Court on Monday 20 July.


He was brought back before the same court on Monday 7 September and jailed for two years and two months.


The first incident happened on Thursday 26 March, after Stott got into an argument with a member of staff in a shop on Folkestone Road, Dover.


A member of the public went to the aid of the shop worker and asked Stott to leave the store, leading to Stott punching the man in the face.


Stott then saw the same man in Folkestone Road on Monday 1 June.


Following a dispute, Stott punched the man, knocking him to the floor, before kicking him in the face, causing the man to suffer multiple fractures to his eye socket and cheek bone.


The victim required surgery and the insertion of a titanium plate into his face.


Stott was arrested by Kent Police officers later the same day and was charged on Monday 15 June following a public appeal for information.


PC Ryan Alexander, Kent Police’s investigating officer, said: ‘Both of these incidents were very public displays of violence and would have been shocking to anyone who witnessed them.


‘I am pleased our investigation has led to the jailing of this violent offender and I hope the conclusion of the case gives the victim a sense that justice has been done.’