Two men are in prison after carrying out a serious assault in Canterbury in which their victim was attacked with a baseball bat

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Two men are in prison after carrying out a serious assault in Canterbury in which their victim was attacked with a baseball bat

On 11 December 2023, officers were called to an address in Frencham Close where a man had been set upon by two offenders. He was kicked, punched and hit with a bat during the violent assault.

Two Men Are In Prison After Carrying Out A Serious Assault In Canterbury In Which Their Victim Was Attacked With A Baseball Bat

South East Coast Ambulance Service attended and treated the man. After receiving further medical attention at a local hospital, the man was later discharged.

Two Men Are In Prison After Carrying Out A Serious Assault In Canterbury In Which Their Victim Was Attacked With A Baseball Bat

Two Men Are In Prison After Carrying Out A Serious Assault In Canterbury In Which Their Victim Was Attacked With A Baseball Bat
two men are in prison after carrying out a serious assault in canterbury in which their victim was attacked with a baseball bat

On 12 December 2023, investigating officers charged William Crump, of Frencham Close, Canterbury in connection with the assault. Lawrence Cole, of The Avenue, Hersden, was also later charged. Both men were known to the victim.

Two Men Are In Prison After Carrying Out A Serious Assault In Canterbury In Which Their Victim Was Attacked With A Baseball Bat

Crump, 35 and Cole, also 35, were sentenced at Canterbury Crown Court on Friday 24 May 2024 after they both pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm. Cole also pleaded guilty to three driving offences on the night of the assault.

Two Men Are In Prison After Carrying Out A Serious Assault In Canterbury In Which Their Victim Was Attacked With A Baseball Bat

Two Men Are In Prison After Carrying Out A Serious Assault In Canterbury In Which Their Victim Was Attacked With A Baseball Bat
two men are in prison after carrying out a serious assault in canterbury in which their victim was attacked with a baseball bat

Crump was jailed for two years and one month, while Cole was sentenced to one year and 11 months in prison – which included an additional custodial term for failing to attend court when required.

Two Men Are In Prison After Carrying Out A Serious Assault In Canterbury In Which Their Victim Was Attacked With A Baseball Bat

Detective Constable Paul Sharp said: ‘These violent offenders subjected their victim to a sustained and terrifying physical ordeal, the consequences of which could have been life-changing.

Two Men Are In Prison After Carrying Out A Serious Assault In Canterbury In Which Their Victim Was Attacked With A Baseball Bat

‘We always strive to bring criminals before the courts and I hope that the victim will have some closure knowing that Crump and Cole are now behind bars.’

Two Men Are In Prison After Carrying Out A Serious Assault In Canterbury In Which Their Victim Was Attacked With A Baseball Bat

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