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Two men jailed for "callous and unprovoked" GBH in Lowestoft

Two men have been jailed for 22 months each, following what police describe as a "callous and unprovoked" attack in Lowestoft, where a man suffered broken ribs, a laceration to the liver and a broken nose.

It's after officers were called out to reports a man had been found severely injured near a stairwell in a block of flats on Stanley Street on Saturday 11 January.

Following an investigation into the circumstances of the incident, police found out that the victim spent the day drinking with the two offenders at a flat on the street.

An altercation then took place, whereby the victim was kicked and punched by the offenders.

The victim was then pushed down the communal stairs after trying to escape and was later found by a member of the public, barely conscious.

He had suffered three broken ribs, a laceration to the liver, a broken nose and back and facial injuries following the attack.

The next day (Sunday 12 January), 43-year-old Wally Allgood of Stanley Street was arrested and charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

Police then arrested 32-year-old Shane Borrett, of no fixed address, on Tuesday 21 January and he was also charged with the same offence.

Allgood and Borrett pleaded guilty to the charges at Ipswich Crown Court on Friday 26 June and were both sentenced to 22 months imprisonment and given a five-year restraining order against the victim.

(Wally Allgood (left) and Shane Borrett (right) were both sentenced to 22 months in jail for GBH. Picture credits: Suffolk Police)

Speaking after the sentencing, Detective Constable Matthew Fox said:

"This was a callous and sustained attack on a vulnerable man unable to defend himself.

"The effects of this unprovoked attack remain with the victim who is thankful to the police for bringing those responsible to justice.”

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