Man Jailed for six years after brutal attack

A Thanet man has been jailed for six years after he carried out an attack in August.

Stuart Rigden, 40, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to one count of causing grievous bodily harm at Canterbury Crown Court.

The hearing took place today at Canterbury Crown Court

Kent Police attended a report of a disturbance at a property in Margate, where they found a man in his 30s unconscious and seriously injured.

The victim was taken to a London Hospital, suffering from broken ribs, facial injuries and internal bleeding.

Officers also discovered Mr Rigden at the scene covered in blood.


An ambulance rushed the victim to a London Hospital

The police investigation found that Mr Rigden and the victim had been out in Ramsgate and were seen having an argument at a bar.

After the argument Rigden and the victim made their way back to the Margate property separately.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Kerry Whiting said: ‘The victim was subjected to a brutal attack and left unconscious by Rigden, who tried to suggest everything was fine when police came round.

“The injuries sustained by the victim were serious and if left unattended, there could have been much more tragic consequences.

“I hope this court result brings reassurance to the victim, I thank him for supporting the investigation and case, and I wish him all the best for the future.”

Mr Rigden was sentenced to six years in prison and ordered to pay a fine of £170.

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