The Detective Constable investigating the attack on Broad Street, Birmingham, where a man had his head repeatedly stamped on, has described the assault as 'the most sickening attack'.
Piara Purewal, 22, slammed his foot down 10 times on the back of an 18-year-old's head who had been knocked out cold.
The ferocity of the attack – the repeated, furious stamping – meant we could have been looking at a murder enquiry.
The lad suffered nasty facial injuries, lost several teeth and it was thought he could lose the sight in one eye. Thankfully he made a good physical recovery but understandably he was traumatised by what happened.
– Detective Constable Sarah McDonnell, Investigating officer
The victim was a totally innocent party: he got caught up in an incident not of his making and was understandably unhappy at being shoved to the ground. He approached Purewal and was punched unconscious and repeatedly stamped upon.
He was lying prone, face down on the floor, and unable to defend himself ... it was the most cowardly, sickening attack I've ever seen and Purewal has rightly been handed a long jail term for his actions."
Purewal, from Capstone Avenue in Hockley, who admitted wounding with intent to cause GBH last September, was today sentenced to seven years in prison.