Fenland man jailed for four years after throwing brick into victim’s face

A MAN has been jailed for four years for throwing a brick into the face of a victim causing him serious facial injuries.

Casey Gittos, 20, of Main Road, Three Holes, launched the attack on the 31-year-old at about 1am on September 19 last year.

Cambridge Crown Court heard last week the victim had come out of his house in Norwood Road, March, to investigate a theft from his car.

After challenging Gittos and two others, the brick was thrown, causing serious injuries to his face.

Gittos then threw the brick through the kitchen window of the home, narrowly missing the victim’s partner who then called police.

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Gittos pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent and was sentenced to four years in a young offenders institute.

On the night there had also been a spate of vandalism and thefts from vehicles in the Norwood Road area, including criminal damage to garden walls, cars and house windows.

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A 22-year-old man from Cambridge, who was with Gittos, pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal damage and theft from a motor vehicle and was jailed at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court in June.

He was sentenced to 12 weeks imprisonment for one criminal damage, eight weeks for the other and eight weeks for theft from a motor vehicle, all to run concurrently.

Det Con Mark Yendley, said: “This was a nasty attack which left the victim with serious injuries and the sentence given reflects to severity of the offence.

“My inquiries were greatly aided by the work of March neighbourhood policing team who helped bring these offenders to justice.”

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