From Devon & Cornwall Police:
Three men have been sentenced at Truro Crown Court this week in connection to a serious assault in Truro in July 2017. How long the wheels of justice take to turn.
Jack Seymour, Kinsley Sharp and Steven Leverton, were sentenced by Judge Linford at Truro Court this week [9/10 January] to over 10 years in prison.
Jack Seymour, aged 20, of Wheal Busy, Truro, was sentenced to six years in prison for causing Grevious Bodily Harm and making offers to supply class A controlled drugs.
Kinsley Sharp, aged 21, of Tregothnan Road, Truro was sentenced to three years and three months years in prison for causing Grievous Bodily Harm with intent.
Steven Leverton, aged 33, of Lowenac Crescent, Truro, was sentenced to three years in prison for being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs, possession of cocaine, possession of MDMA, possession of etizolam and perverting the course of justice. He was sentenced to three years in prison.
Police were initially called at around 2 am on Thursday 20 July 2017 to reports that the victim, a 31-year-old local man was assaulted to the back of the head, with a hammer, leaving him with multiple serious fracture injuries. He was taken to Treliske hospital and later transferred to Derriford hospital where he underwent emergency surgery and received treatment for his injuries. To date, he is still suffering medical issues as a result of the attack.
It was reported that the victim had been requested by Mr Leverton to carry out a drug deal with Mr Seymour, however, instead of paying for the drugs, Seymour and Sharp attacked the victim with a hammer, causing severe head injuries.
Following the assault, the two men fled the scene and discarded the weapon in a nearby pond, where it was later found by the Police dive team.
Investigating officer, Detective Constable Matt Cobb, said: “This attack was a case of drug-related violence, it was completely unprovoked and unnecessary, simply to rob the victim of a small amount of Class A controlled drugs. The injuries were significant and life-threatening”.
“The impact on the victim and all of the witnesses in this investigation has caused distress as the defendants did not accept their responsibly for their actions”.
“I hope the victim in this case can now move on and I would like to thank all of the witnesses for their support”.