Thug jailed for soldier attack

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A SECOND Bulwell man has been jailed for his part in an unprovoked and brutal attack on an off-duty teenage soldier.

Daniel Moore (22), of Lathkill Close, pleaded guilty to assault causing grievous bodily harm (GBH). He has been sentenced to three years and nine months behind bars.

Moore, alongside Luke Stone (21), of Cheviot Drive, Bulwell, and Aaron Winfield (19), of Broxtowe Lane, Broxtowe, set about 19-year-old Jamie Edwards on Clumber Street in Nottingham city centre at 2.30 am on Sunday June 5.

The attackers repeatedly kicked Mr Edwards in the head and left him with severe injuries, including a broken jaw, Nottingham Crown Court heard.

Injuries to his eye were so serious there were fears he would lose his sight.

Stone and Winfield both pleaded guilty to GBH earlier this year and received jail-terms of four and-a-half years and four years respectively.

Moore was brought before the court later after an anonymous tip-off to police led to him being identified from CCTV footage.

Mr Edwards, a Grenadier Guard, was on leave and out with his fiancee in his home city when the attackers struck.

He was punched to the ground and beaten by the three men as his fiancée attempted to shield him. She feared he had been killed.

Det Con Ian Holmes, who led the investigation, said: “The victim had been out for dinner with his fiancée when he was targeted by these individuals.

“The three cowardly men ganged up on him for no reason and the attack was entirely unprovoked. They had no respect for human life or that they could have caused catastrophic damage.

“His injuries were so severe that it was feared he may lose his sight, ending his career in the Army.

“Luckily, he has made a full recovery and has returned to his regiment. Three dangerous individuals are now behind bars, where they will be unable to hurt anyone else.”