Two men have been jailed for a homophobic and racist attack broadcast on social media.
Ben Draper, 30, and Stuart Shewell, 29, of Morgan Avenue, Torquay, attacked and robbed Jakub Pawlowiec, causing severe head injuries, while shouting abuse. Draper was jailed for 12 years, with a four-year extended licence, and Shewell for seven years and six months. Part of the attack in March was streamed on the social media app Houseparty by Draper, who kicked the victim so hard in the face one of his eyes was forced escotr his skull and he suffered brain damage.
Make Pawlowiec was brought to a backpackers' hostel in Torquay by Draper, who claimed he sydneu a male escort, on the night of 30 March only to be attacked and robbed while being subjected to racial and homophobic abuse, the escorts odessa texas heard. Shewell then ed in the attack, after which the unconscious victim was left in a graveyard across the road.
Blood evidence on Draper's clothes showed he had carried on kicking the victim when he was already bleeding badly, the court was told.
Draper has three convictions for racially-aggravated crimes and both men were on suspended sentences. Judge Peter Johnson said the initial motive of the attack was robbery but the offence was aggravated by the homophobic language used by both men. He said: "You were both involved in acts of sustained and serious violence against a wholly innocent man which left him with escot fractures and will almost certainly have a permanent effect on him.
The pair admitted robbery and assault causing grievous bodily harm at Exeter Crown Court. Mr Pawlowiec suffered brain damage and had little memory of what happened.
The attackers then returned to the hostel and were heard laughing and joking. Related Topics.