Man warned to split up with his girlfriend during 'brutal' attack in Nottinghamshire village

A 29-year-old man suffered serious injuries after being viciously attacked in Nottinghamshire by two thugs who demanded he split up with his girlfriend.

Sunday, 20th June 2021, 2:26 pm
Updated Sunday, 20th June 2021, 2:26 pm

The victim was punched to the ground and kicked repeatedly – suffering two leg fractures – during the sustained attack in Main Street, Jacksdale.

He was also left with a black eye and swelling to his right cheek, telling police officers it was the worst pain he had ever experienced.

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Police are investigating the attack in Selston.
Police are investigating the attack in Selston.

His two attackers were sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court last week and police described it as a ‘brutal' attack.

Michael Reeve, 41, of Selston Road, Jacksdale, pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm and has been jailed for three years and four months.

Dale Harwood, 36, of Alfreton Road, Underwood, also admitted causing grievous bodily harm and was jailed for one year and 10 months, suspended for two years. He was also ordered to carry out 180 hours unpaid work.

The court heard Harwood punched the victim and that Reeve repeatedly kicked him after he had fallen to the ground.

The attack happened at around 9.45pm on 2 October last year.

The court heard the victim had gone to meet his partner when he was set upon.

The victim briefly lost consciousness following the attack and was later taken to hospital.

Detective Constable Bethany Sumner, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Reeve and Harwood launched a vicious and sustained attack on the victim, inflicting multiple injuries that caused him to fall to the ground and lose consciousness.

“Thankfully, the victim is on his way to making a full recovery but that does not detract from the fact that this was a brutal incident.”