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Lowestoft man’s attackers jailed for 26 years

PUBLISHED: 16:52 07 December 2017 | UPDATED: 16:52 07 December 2017

Scott Foskett and Darryl Long. Photo: Suffolk Constabulary

Scott Foskett and Darryl Long. Photo: Suffolk Constabulary

Suffolk Constabulary

Two men who were involved in a brutal attack which left a Lowestoft man with serious head injuries have been given jail terms totalling 26 years.

Sentencing the men today (Thursday) Judge Rupert Overbury said the victim of the attack had spent three weeks in intensive care in an induced coma as a result of bleeding on his brain and had suffered severe and disfiguring facial injuries.

He described the attack on David Canty in his home in Marine Parade as “cynical, remorseless and brutal” and said he had been left bleeding with potentially life threatening injuries for several hours until he was found by neighbours.

He said Mr Canty had been beaten with fists and a wooden bat during the incident.

Before Ipswich Crown Court were Scott Foskett, 34, of Ashfield Crescent Lowestoft and Daryl Long, 35, of Southend.

They had both denied causing Mr Canty grievous bodily harm with intent in November 2015 and were found guilty by a jury in September after a trial.

Long had also denied robbing Mr Canty of his mobile phone but was convicted of that charge as well.

Foskett had pleaded guilty to wounding Paul Lunn on July 22 this year.

He was jailed for 14 years with an extended licence period of four years and Long was jailed for 12 years.

During the trial the court heard that as a result of the attack Mr Canty suffered multiple facial fractures and swelling to his brain.

He spent four months in hospital and on his release went to a brain injury rehabilitation centre.

Peter Gair, prosecuting, said Foskett had also been involved in another violent attack in Lowestoft during which he had punched Paul Lunn to the head causing him to fall to the ground.

He had then grabbed him by the throat, jumped on his head and stamped on his head and a witness who saw the incident feared he was going to die.

Azza Brown for Foskett said the offences had happened while he was under the influence of drunk and drugs.

Lori Tucker for Long said he was providing negative drug tests in prison and was taking educational classes.

A number of schools have already announced plans to close across Suffolk and north Essex this morning after snowy weather hit the region.

Snow lovers will be delighted to hear that Suffolk and Essex could be getting a second flurry of the white stuff later today.

The parents of a six-year-old boy, who died from Meningitis B, are campaigning for a vaccination programme to be rolled out to all children.

Motorists are being warned of disruption on the region’s roads this morning as snow turns into ice following a weekend wintry blast.

Kesgrave High School will be closed today after a major power failure.

Multi-platinum selling artist Craig David has been announced as the first act for next year’s Newmarket Nights.

Residents will be asked for their views on a potential merger between the district councils of Babergh and Mid Suffolk.

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