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Redhill man jailed for attack that left victim requiring 24-hour care

News   •   Jul 30, 2019 10:15 BST

A Redhill man, arrested within 10 minutes of the 999 call, is behind bars for an attack which left his victim requiring 24-hour care.

The victim, a man in his 30s who had attended the address to pick up his dog, suffered head injuries during the attack committed by Tomasz Kuspiel on 21 January 2019.

Officers were called at 11pm, in the aftermath of the attack on Ladbroke Road, and arrested Kuspiel, and three other men, at the scene 10 minutes later.

Forensic evidence and witness statements gave officers enough evidence to charge Kuspiel, who was an acquaintance of the victim, in connection to the attack.

Despite pleading not guilty in February, he changed his plea to guilty ahead of his trial due to overwhelming evidence against him.

Detective Constable Nola Petherbridge, who was investigating the case, said: “This attack has had a devastating impact on the victim and he will need 24-hour care for the rest of his life.

“It has, naturally, had a heart-breaking effect on his family and my heart goes out to them as their lives will never be the same again.

“This sentence demonstrates the severity of the offence and Kuspiel will spend a considerable amount of time behind bars for his crimes.”

At Guildford Crown Court on Thursday (26 July) Kuspiel, 38 of Reading Arch Road, Redhill, was jailed for 11 and a half years for causing grievous bodily harm. He received a further 18 months for other offences including harassment and burglary taking his sentence to 13 years.

Lukasz Jeleniewski, 36 of Ladbroke Road, Redhill, was also charged with causing grievous bodily harm. The charges were subsequently dropped.

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