Attacker knocked friendsoff moped

Simon Bristow

A MAN who fractured a teenager’s jaw and broke four of his teeth by knocking him off a moped with a crutch has been jailed for nearly five years.

Daniel Sewell, 23, launched an unprovoked attacked on two 18-year-olds as they were riding home on the vehicle in the early hours of July 26 last year.

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Sewell took his friend’s crutch and swung it across the path of the moped, knocking both men from the bike, then continuing his assault as they lay on the floor.

Victim Michael Cuthbertson suffered a fractured jaw and four of his teeth were broken. He had to have a metal plate inserted into his jaw and undergo 12,000 of dental work.

His friend Thomas Errington suffered bruising to his face and body and needed stitches in his head.

One of Sewell’s friends then took the blue Piaggio Typhoon moped from the pair and it was later found burnt out nearby.

Sewell, of Beverley, pleaded guilty at Hull Crown Court to grievous bodily harm with intent and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Warning Sewell he faces a life sentence or being imprisoned for the public protection if he attacks anyone again, Judge Michael Mettyear jailed him for four years and 10 months.

He said: “Custody is inevitable. Bear this in mind for the future, you are in very grave danger of being imprisoned for public protection if you commit any further offences of violence. “

Sewell was sentenced to three-and-a-half years for the attack in Beverley to be served consecutively with a 16-month sentence he had previously been given for actual bodily harm, two batteries and a burglary last November. Sewell, who has 15 previous convictions, had attacked a man on his way home in Beverley after a night drinking in the town.