2 years for thugs who beat soldier
A PAIR of bar room thugs have been jailed for attacking a former soldier because he was wearing a badge which honoured his fallen comrades.
Tattoo-faced Peter Hislop and pal Dean Connor asked victim Carl Hicks about the badge, and when he told them he had kept it on from a Remembrance service they called him a scumbag and attacked him.
He needed 22 stitches in head wounds after they hit him with a bottle and stamped on him as he lay helpless on the floor of a night club in Exeter.
Bouncer Hislop, 23, of Cockwood, Devon, and digger-driver Connor, 22, of Exeter, admitted GBH to 34-year-old Mr Hicks.
They were both jailed for two years by Judge Francis Gilbert, QC, at Exeter Crown Court.
He told them: “This was an attack for nothing which could have left him with permanent damage.
“Stamping is a vile, vicious way to attack someone. There was no justification for it.”