Teen who stamped on victim’s head in ‘completely unprovoked’ attack jailed

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James Beaumont, 19, stamped on his victim's head causing a fractured eye socket and fractured finger (Kent Police)
James Beaumont, 19, stamped on his victim's head causing a fractured eye socket and fractured finger (Kent Police)

A teenager who inflicted serious facial injuries on his victim in an unprovoked attack has been jailed for three years.

James Beaumont, 19, from Canterbury, Kent, stamped on the man’s head causing a fractured eye socket and fractured finger.

Police were called to Ramsgate High Street at about 9pm on 12 February where they found the man. He was taken straight to hospital and treated for his injuries.

Beaumont was arrested about 20 minutes after officers arrived.

A review of CCTV in the area captured the attack and Beaumont was clearly identified. He was later charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

Tenterden, England - July 1, 2012: A Kent police Skoda patrol car parked in the High Street at Tenterden in Kent. Tenterden police station closed in 2012, with policing now provided from neighbouring Ashford.
Kent Police responded to reports of an injured man on Ramsgate High Street, they arrested Beaumont soon after (Getty)

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He pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing and last Friday was sentenced to three years in a Young Offenders’ Institute.

Investigating officer PC Joshua O’Donnell said: "The victim suffered serious injuries in the attack, which was completely unprovoked. He has since recovered from his injuries but the effect this attack will have on him will likely stay with him forever.

"I am pleased Beaumont is now behind bars. The sentence reflects the severity of his actions and sends a clear message, that violent offenders will be dealt with robustly."

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