Teen left scarred by attack

Two teenagers were locked up for kicking a student and stamping on his face - leaving him scarred for life.

Saturday, 15th February 2014, 6:00 am
Pictured is Jordon Humphrey, 19, of Linden Road, Creswell, who has been locked up after pleading guilty to assault and GBH.

Derby Crown Court heard last week how the attack left the 18-year-old victim unable to complete his A levels and afraid to go out in Staveley.

Judge John Burgess ordered 22-months’ custody for Reece Hardy, 18, of Dover Street, Creswell and 20 months for Jordon Humphrey, 19, of Linden Road, Creswell. Both admitted two counts of assault and one count of causing grievous bodily harm.

Judge Burgess told them: “What you did was terrible. All you have to do is look at the photographs of this young man - look at the scarring? He will have to endure comments.

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Pictured is Reece Hardy, 18, of Dover Street, Creswell, who has been locked up after pleading guilty to assault and GBH.

“People ask him what happened and he feels people who don’t know him question whether he is trouble.”

Mark Knowles, prosecuting, said a group of friends from Staveley attended a birthday party at Creswell Social Centre on May 10.

Hardy and Humphrey were involved in an assault on a teenager who was punched in the face inside the club as well as another assault outside the club where a victim was also hit in the face.

The two defendants also admitted causing grievous bodily harm after an A level student was knocked to the ground and kicked while he was unconscious and left facially scarred.

Mr Knowles added: “He was kicked by both defendants and a witness said it was like the volleying of a football and (involved) a stamping on the head.”

In a statement, the A level victim said: “It upsets me knowing these scars will be visible for life. If I go out, I can’t go on my own.”

Sarah Brown, for Hardy, said it was a combination of immaturity and alcohol and he is ashamed and acted out of character.

Will Bennett, for Humphrey, said he was drunk and is sickened by what he has done. Neither teenager has previous convictions.