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Thugs jailed for street attack

PUBLISHED: 16:49 20 June 2008 | UPDATED: 10:36 11 August 2010

TWO DRUNKEN thugs, one from Dagenham, who partially blinded a homeless man in a brutal and unprovoked revenge attack have each been jailed for two years. Kwesi Mashiter, 30, and Shaun Jones, 34, beat Ijaz Sayeed to a pulp in the street, cracking his j

TWO DRUNKEN thugs, one from Dagenham, who partially blinded a homeless man in a 'brutal and unprovoked' revenge attack have each been jailed for two years.

Kwesi Mashiter, 30, and Shaun Jones, 34, beat Ijaz Sayeed 'to a pulp' in the street, cracking his jaw, detaching his retina and knocking out six teeth.

The trio, who knew each other from a hostel, had been involved in a row over Mashiter's girlfriend earlier that day, Snaresbrook Crown Court heard.

Jason Bartfeld, prosecuting, said they pounced on Mr Sayeed, who was on his way to the Welcome drop-in centre, in Green Lane, Ilford, on the afternoon of June 5, last year.

The barrister said: 'Mr Sayeed saw Jones and Mashiter approaching with their fists clenched. Jones punched him in the face. At that point he believes his jaw bone cracked.

'He was hit by Mashiter on the side of his head.

'He lost consciousness and the next thing he can remember is coming round while being treated by members of London Fire Brigade.'

The victim needed surgery to insert a metal plate in his jaw, and suffers pain and clicking.

He has blurred vision in his right eye and has to wear dentures.

Judge Nicholas Huskinson said: 'You beat a man up to a pulp in a public place.'

Mashiter, of High Road, Ilford, and Jones, of Vicarage Road, Dagenham, each admitted inflicting grievous bodily harm. Jones further admitted one count of entering a building with intent to steal, one charge of burglary on January 9 and 27 this year, and failing to attend at court on April 3. He was handed a further seven months on top of his two-year sentence.


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