Three people have been jailed after leaving a man on the brink of death after torturing him in his own home in Darlington.
Andrew Morris had every bone in his face shattered during the beating.
Paul Lodey, 42, was jailed for five years four months, Victoria Blakely, 32, for four years eight months and Sean O'Brien, 23, indefinitely.
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