A Bury St Edmunds man is facing five years in prison for a violent robbery in which he stamped on his victim’s head.
Between 2.30am and 3am on July 20, Kyle Haggerty launched an attack on a man who was making his way home after a night out with friends.
Ipswich Crown Court head how the victim, a man in his 20s, was walking along on a footpath off Mount Road, on Moreton Hall, when Haggerty punched and kicked him to the ground while threatening to stab him with a knife.
Haggerty also spat on him, hit him with a stick, stamped on his head and stole an iPhone and cash from his wallet.
The victim managed to get free when another man walked past and ran to a house in Fieldfare Close to seek help. He was treated for a broken nose and significant swelling and bruising at West Suffolk Hospital, the court heard.
Police arrested Haggerty at 4.20am the same morning.
Today, Haggerty, 21, of Anselm Avenue, Bury, was sentenced to five years imprisonment. He had pleaded guilty to the robbery at a previous court hearing.
Speaking after today’s hearing, Detective Inspector David Giles said: “Kyle Haggerty inflicted a particularly brutal and sustained attack on his victim which will undoubtedly affect the victim for a significant period of time.
“After the victim sought help, nearby police attended the area, which included a dog handler and his dog, and Haggerty was located and arrested. He was found to be in possession of some of the victim’s possessions and had blood on him.
“I hope the result from court today and Haggerty’s sentencing will give some form of closure to his victim and reassure local people that a violent and dangerous man is off the streets.
“We will not tolerate violent crimes of this nature and will do everything within our powers to bring those to justice.”