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Thug jailed for ‘senseless’ unprovoked attack in Ramsgate

PUBLISHED: 10:20 04 September 2017 | UPDATED: 10:20 04 September 2017

David Dyer

David Dyer

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David Dyer was sentenced to two years and eight months

A thug who punched a man from behind before running away and trying to hide in bushes has bene sentenced to two years and eight months.

David Dyer, 34 and of Ramsgate Road in Broadstairs, carried out the unprovoked assault during an early morning disturbance in Ramsgate in August 2016.

He was found guilty of inflicting grievous bodily harm without intent and pleaded guilty to further charges of breaching a restraining order and failing to surrender to police/court bail before being sentenced at Canterbury Crown Court on Friday.

The court heard that Kent Police was called to reports of disorder in Harbour Parade, Ramsgate, shortly before 3am on August 28, 2016.

CCTV showed that during this Dyer approached a man, who was sitting at a table using his mobile phone, and punched him twice from behind.

A witness then pointed out Dyer to police officers, causing him to attempt to run away.

Following a small foot chase, he was found hiding under a bush in Broad Street.

Investigating officer police constable Michael Watson said: “This assault was senseless and entirely unprovoked.

“By choosing to strike an unaware man twice to the head Dyer has shown himself to be a danger to public safety and I welcome the sentence that has been imposed.”

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