A thug attacked who attacked a man three times and left him with serious head injuries later told police the victim had been “selling bad weed”. Police said the assaults on the victim was “a terrifying campaign of violence and intimidation”.
Michael Locker, 34, assaulted the victim at a house in Oxmoor, Huntingdon, at about 3.15pm on Saturday, 22 July, after arranging to meet there.
The victim was pulled inside the house and punched in the face before being dragged into a parking area where he tried to call for help on his mobile phone.
Locker grabbed the phone from his hand and smashed it twice into his face and head before pulling the victim’s t-shirt over his face.
The man tried to escape but tripped over and Locker tried to kick him in the face before the pair parted.
He suffered a fractured cheekbone and swelling to the back of his head.
Locker had also punched the victim twice in Oxmoor at about 12pm on Sunday, 18 June, leaving him with a broken nose and then slapped him to the face at about 2pm on Tuesday, 18 July, also in Oxmoor.
There were also numerous incidents of harassment where Locker would turn up at the victim’s address unannounced and sit outside in his car.
He also drove up and down the victim’s road.
In a prepared statement in interview, Locker said the victim had been “selling bad weed.”
On Tuesday (3 October), at Huntingdon Law Court, Locker, of Yeoman Close, Northstowe, was jailed for two years and three months, having pleaded guilty to two counts of assault, one count each of inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent, criminal damage, and harassment.
DC Leah Beckett said: “This was a terrifying campaign of violence and intimidation which left the victim with serious injuries, so I am glad Locker has faced justice for his actions.”
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