Stuart Flynn was only four minutes from home when he was viciously attacked in the street
Paul Creighton and Michelle Roberts, who were drunk and high on drugs, set upon him for no reason in Noel Street, Hyson Green.
Creighton, 20, stamped on his head five times while Roberts, 19, kicked his legs as he lay on the ground.
Mr Flynn, 38, was left unconscious in a pool of blood, making a "horrible rasping sound".
But Creighton and Roberts hadn't finished. Creighton stamped on his head four more times, rifled through his pockets and stamped on him again.
Roberts laughed while Creighton continued the attack. She kicked Mr Flynn.
Witnesses saw the couple, who have two young children, laughing and hugging before they left Mr Flynn in the early hours of April 22.
Hopefully, that’s a typo, and the sentence should have read ‘had
two young children’. Because if ever a couple deserved to have their parental rights removed, it must be these two.
And forget any whinges about the appalling outcomes for fostered kids. The children would be probably be better off if raised by wolves…
Mrs Flynn, of Radford Road, New Basford, is off work caring for her husband as he learns to eat, walk and speak again.
She believes what happened might have had something to do with her husband's appearance as he likes Punk music and has dreadlocks.
"I don't think it was motivated by financial gain," said Mrs Flynn. "It was more about the way he looks and because he was on his own and vulnerable.
"Behaviour like this is so alien to anyone or anything I know. To come back so repeatedly after he was unconscious. It's the repeated nature. I can't understand why anyone would do that to a human."
Me neither. Other than the fact there are so few consequences, why not?
Creighton and Roberts, both of Zulu Road, New Basford, were initially charged with attempted murder.
Which was, of course, merely a bargaining chip to the CPS, despite it being far more accurate a charge:
The charges were downgraded to causing grievous bodily harm with intent, which both Creighton and Roberts admitted at Nottingham Crown Court.
I hope those lazy, incompetent, barely-functioning CPS drones are proud of their day’s work, I really do…
Judge Tony Mitchell gave Creighton an indefinite sentence for public protection, with a minimum of five years before parole is considered. He will be on life licence when released, which means if he re-offends he could go back to prison for life.
Technically, it means ‘if he reoffends and is caught and convicted
’, of course.
Roberts wept as she was locked up for eight years and six months.
Except she wasn’t. That’s just what she was sentenced to. Everyone on Earth must now know that she won’t serve that.
There are probably tribesmen deep in the jungles of Papua New Guinea looking at the sentence, shaking their heads and saying ‘Out in five for good behaviour!’…
Mitigation should be a laugh:
Barry White, mitigating for Creighton, said he could not remember half of what happened but was full of remorse.
Really? Makes a change from being full of cider and cannabis I suppose…
Stuart Gosnell, in mitigation for Roberts, said she had not initiated the violence.
So, if you don’t throw the first punch, it’s perfectly OK to get in a few kicks as they lie on the ground? That counts as ‘mitigation’ now?
Why do we tolerate such creatures in our midst?