Two men have been jailed after "violently assaulting" a man walking home from a night out in Norwich.

Jordan Blizzard, aged 30, of Rodney Road, Great Yarmouth, and Keaton Stavri, aged 20, of Chaucer Road, Great Yarmouth, both appeared before Norwich Crown Court on Wednesday and were put behind bars. 

The sentences follow an incident on October 1 2023 when the victim was repeatedly punched and kicked in the head and body while walking through Tombland.

When the victim walked past the attackers they made comments towards him and he turned around to speak to them.

The pair continued to walk towards the victim before pushing him to the ground and "violently assaulting him".

Blizzard punched the victim 12 times in the head as well as kicking him seven times and Stavri punched the victim's head three times and kicked his body four times.

They both ran away leaving the man on the floor.

The victim managed to find a police officer after the attack and he was taken to hospital with serious injuries to his eyelid and socket.

CCTV from the night found that Blizzard already had a run-in with police.

He had been handed a Section 35 dispersal notice, ordering him to leave the city within 48 hours, which he ignored.

Police went to Blizzard's Great Yarmouth address where he was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

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After seizing his phone, texts were found discussing the fight that had taken place that night.

Stavri was arrested after being found through a search of Blizzard's phone.

The two were both released and on bail before being charged with actual bodily harm.

Appearing at Norwich Crown Court, Blizzard and Stavri were sentenced to 10 months and eight months in prison respectively.

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Judge Moore said: ‘‘The incident as a whole was really quite disgraceful and fuelled by drink.

"It is good fortune and not good judgment that his injuries were not more severe.

"People die when they are attacked in the way the pair of you attacked him"