Source: United Kingdom London Metropolitan Police
Two “dangerous offenders” have been jailed after an attack on a man in Brixton.
Jaydan Dugdale, 20 (06.08.00), of St. George’s Drive, Watford, and Paul Thomas, 20 (02.05.00) of Woodford New Road, Walthamstow, were each jailed for eight years at Inner London Crown Court on Tuesday, 29 September.
They were found guilty of robbery following a trial in March and will spend an extra two years on licence after their release.
The victim, a man in his late 20s, was attacked by Dugdale, Thomas and a third unidentified man in Raeburn Street, Brixton, SW2, at around 02:15hrs on Saturday, 7 September 2019.
He was punched and kicked several times in the chest and face over several minutes. The suspects made off with his mobile phone and wallet.
The victim received hospital treatment for facial injuries, including a broken cheekbone, for which he required surgery.
Witnesses in nearby properties called police. Officers attended and located Dugdale nearby a short time later. He was wearing distinctive red trainers, which witnesses also saw on the attacker.
Thomas was arrested by police in Raeburn Street.
Both men were later charged with robbery, with Dugdale also charged with possession of a Class B drug (cannabis).
They first appeared at Camberwell Green Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 9 September 2019.
Detective Constable Aisha Grainger, from the Central South Robbery and Burglary Team, said: “This was a cowardly, unprovoked attack on the victim, who was outnumbered and unfortunate enough to cross paths with Dugdale and Thomas, who were clearly looking for trouble that night.
“It was only down to luck that the victim was not more seriously injured. The judge recognised the severity of this attack in handing down these strong jail sentences, classing them both as dangerous offenders.”