Thugs jailed over attacks

TWO thugs who battered a vulnerable man while staying in his flat have been jailed for a total of 11-and-half years.

Jobless Jordan Battams, 20, of no fixed address and Ashley King, 23, unemployed of Pelham Road, Seaford, were convicted of committing grievous bodily harm on a 30-year-old man in his flat in Cambridge Gardens, Hastings.

During two days in September 2011, they inflicted serious arm and face injuries on the vulnerable man after staying in his flat.

Battams was convicted of two assaults on the same victim and King was found guilty of one assault on him over the two days.

Battams was also convicted of grievous bodily harm after attacking another man in Eastbourne town centre on 11 October last year.

The victim suffered serious facial injuries and underwent surgery to his jaw.

The pair were sentenced at Brighton Crown Court on August 2.

Battams was jailed for a total of eight years with four years on extended licence upon his release.

King was given three-and-a-half years imprisonment.

After sentencing, Detective constable Paul Wren, said: “These were unprovoked and nasty assaults on vulnerable men. The length of their custodial sentences reflect the seriousness of the offences.”