Thug launched baseball bat attack after £10 debt row
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A violent offender who attacked a man with a baseball bat after a row over a £10 debt has been caught and put behind bars.
Shane Green and the victim began arguing in Brook Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield, when they bumped into each other on the evening of 28 May 2023.
The pair had a fist fight with neither suffering serious injury before the victim walked away from the scene.
Green, aged 32, was then passed a baseball bat which he used to strike the victim to the back of the head.
He hit the man with the weapon a second time while they grappled on the floor.
The victim then warned Green that ‘you’ll kill me’ if the assault continued. However, Green ignored these pleas and raised the bat a third time to strike the victim to the head, causing him to bleed heavily.
The victim was able to run from the scene but was found collapsed and lying unconscious by an off-duty paramedic in nearby Silk Street.
He was left needing 17 staples in a head wound and will be permanently scarred.
Detectives analysed hours of CCTV footage and carried out house-to house inquiries as part of their investigation.
Green, of Southwood Avenue, Sutton-in-Ashfield, was identified as the attacker and arrested. He remained silent during interviews, but officers were able to continue building a case against him.
He was jailed for 18 months when he appeared at Nottingham Crown Court on Wednesday (29 November) having earlier pleaded guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm without intent and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.
Detective Inspector James Oakton, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a violent and cowardly attack which left the victim with lasting injuries.
“Green continued to hit the victim with a weapon while he was on the floor and could easily have inflicted even more serious injuries.
“We will always respond robustly to street violence like this and carry out a thorough investigation to bring those responsible to justice.”