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'Mindless' metal pole attacker gets seven years in jail
AN ATTACKER who used a metal pole to smash a teenager’s jaw and eye socket is beginning a seven year and four month jail term.
Tyrone Mouland, 24, of Shaftesbury Street, High Wycombe, was found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm with intent at Aylesbury Crown Court.
Police said the attack was mindless and unprovoked.
Mouland approached his 16-year-old victim and his friend as they walked along Shaftesbury Street, High Wycombe, at around 7pm on November 26.
He punched the victim in the face and hit him over the head several times with a metal pole, police said, leaving him with multiple fractures to his jaw and a fractured eye socket.
The teenager and his pal told police the assault had been triggered after they were chased by a dog and asked the woman owner to get it under control.
Speaking after last week’s sentencing, investigating officer Det Con Hannah Howard, of Wycombe CID, said: “The sentence given to Mouland reflects the seriousness of his mindless actions last year. He assaulted his victim in what has been described as an unprovoked attack by both victim and his friend.
“Mouland denied ever being involved in the incident, pleading his innocence all the way through the court process. However, he was found guilty by a jury last week. I’m hoping that the sentence goes some way in allowing the victim to now move on with his life.”
- A woman from High Wycombe is due to appear before High Wycombe Magistrates’ Court on Thursday charged with being in possession of an illegal breed of dog and allowing it to be dangerously out of control.
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