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Teenager behind brutal attack jailed for over five years
9:17am Saturday 7th September 2013 in News
A TEENAGER who brutally attacked a man because he asked a group of youths to stop making noise outside his flat has been jailed for more than five years.
Warehouseman Andrew Toseland, 49, suffered a severe head injury from the attack and was in a coma for two months.
He will now need care for the rest of his life following the assault outside his flat in Gosport.
Now Samuel Armstrong is behind bars after admitting playing the leading role in the vicious onslaught.
The 19-year-old, from Gosport, was sentenced yesterday at Portsmouth Crown Court having pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent on Mr Toseland and actual bodily harm on his brother Robert Toseland.
He will now spend 64 months in a young offender’s institution after a judge told him he had “deprived family and friends of the man they love.”
The court heard previously how he kicked and stamped on Mr Toseland’s head between 10 and 15 times, leaving him lying in a pool of blood outside his flat in Forton Road, Gosport, on August 25 last year.
As previously reported, Brandon Fisher, 19, has already been jailed for 27 months for his role in the attack.
He held back Mr Toseland’s brother Robert as Armstrong launched the assault on their victim's head as he lay unconscious, Portsmouth Crown Court was told. Fisher did not assault the brothers himself.
Fisher, of Old Road, Gosport, admitted unlawful wounding on the basis that he had a subordinate role in the assault.
The court heard earlier how the pair had been at a party at a block of flats in Forton Road on the night but had been kicked out. Fisher had drunk half a bottle of vodka.
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