STRATFORD, WARWICKSHIRE – A man from Child’s Close in Stratford, Warwickshire, has been sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in jail after admitting to a violent assault on a man in the street. Patrick Cassidy, 38, pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm and assault by beating, following an attack on a man in his 40s on October 1, 2023. The victim was walking to a friend’s house in Child’s Close when the assault occurred at around 7 pm.
According to reports from the court, Cassidy punched the man in the head, and when the victim’s friend intervened, she was also assaulted. Cassidy then focused his aggression back on the male victim, resulting in serious injuries to the victim’s face and arm. The victim was subsequently hospitalized with fractures to his eye socket and arm, as well as a footprint on his face left by Cassidy.
Witnesses of the attack informed police that Cassidy had repeatedly punched and even stamped on the victim’s head, and the assault only ceased when another individual intervened. Following the incident, Cassidy was promptly taken into police custody.
During police questioning, Cassidy admitted to the attack but stated that he was unable to remember the events due to heavy drinking throughout the day. After the sentencing, Simon Harvey from Warwickshire Police CID B Shift described the attack as “horrific and unprovoked,” emphasizing the importance of holding those responsible for serious violent crimes accountable.
Warwickshire Police has reiterated that tackling serious violent crime is a top priority and expressed relief in being able to deliver justice for the victim through Cassidy’s sentencing. The authorities hope that convictions such as this will demonstrate their determination to hold individuals accountable for their actions.