A father out for a walk with is family was left severely injured after being set upon by a group of thugs.
Jason Perry was walking down a river bank with his wife, 13-year-old daughter and their dog, when a group drunken teenagers assaulted him.
Jason’s jaw was subsequently broken into five pieces during the horrific attack, and left “hanging from his face”, NorthWalesLive reports.
Jay Williams (18) and George Dee (199) both admitted to causing grievous bodily injury with intent. They also admitted to threatening behaviour via social media following the attack.
Dee was held for 35 months while Williams was kept in jail for 29.
Caernarfon Crown Court heard that Jason had encountered three youths while walking down a river pathway.
Prosecutor John Philpotts told the court that treating the injuries to Jason’s jaw was a “particularly challenging” operation.
The injuries resulted from being kicked and stamped on while Jason was on the ground.
Jason had to stop eating hard foods and claimed that the attack made his jaw feel like it was under local anaesthetic.
Recorder Simon Mills, the judge, stated that the attackers had harassed the family and then lost their tempers.
Jason had gone to the aid of his daughter before the teens turned on him, carrying out a “brutal” attack which left his jaw hanging from his face.
A specialist facial surgeon claimed it was one of the worst jaw fractures he had ever come across, and that Jason would never fully recover.
The teenagers caused injuries which were “grave and permanent”.
Ryan Rothwell, the defending, stated that Dee was just 17 years old at the time.
He had an “unstable” upbringing and was expelled from college but now had employment.
Richard Edwards, for Williams, said his behaviour couldn’t be excused. He was 15 years old when he dropped out of school with no qualifications.
At the time of violence, he had turned 16 years old.
“He wants to come out (of detention) a better person,” Counsel added.
Edwards claimed that Williams was regretful.