Sentencing Dixon the judge said "This was a completely unprovoked attack on the streets of Cheltenham. You took part in a sustained and repeated assault. You joined in the initial attack.
"I accept that you did not use the boot, but you were there to support your friends, and when a member of the public tried to stop a vicious attack, you attacked him.
"There were nasty injuries to the victim. In my judgement it is so serious only prison is justified. You have a bad record for someone aged 26."Wow, wonder how long he's going to give h...
"The only question is whether I can suspend the sentence. I am prepared to suspend the sentence, just.
"Don't get involved in violence again."*speechless*
Dixon was ordered to pay £290 in court costs and surcharges. The judge chose not to order that Dixon pay compensation to Mr Mahovo, despite an application from the prosecution.*beyond speechless*
I can see no reason for leniency in the sentence. Even less for denying the innocent victim compensation.
Perhaps that's why I'm not a judge?