A man is unlikely to walk or talk again after an attack that saw him repeatedly kicked in the head in his own flat.
The 56-year-old was found with serious injuries to his head when paramedics and police called to his home in Cheshire after being told he was having a seizure and needed help.
Police were alerted to the incident when Shane Dawson attended Congleton police station asking for an ambulance for the man.
The man was rushed to the Royal Stoke Hospital where he as placed into an induced coma, Manchester Evening News.
Just days after the incident on September 2, 2020, Dawson went back to Congleton police station and confessed that he was involved in the attack.
He told officers that he had repeatedly kicked the victim in the head following a disagreement between the pair.
He also revealed that Amanda Alcock, the victim’s partner, had also been part of the attack.
Alcock was subsequently arrested and all her clothing and footwear was seized.
During questioning she denied any involvement, stating that she was merely present at the time of the attack.
Despite her claims, forensic experts discovered blood splatter on her footwear which proved that she was also involved in the attack.
The pair were both charged with section 18 assault and on appearing in court they both pleaded guilty.
The pair re-appeared at Chester Crown Court on Thursday, June 17.
Dawson, 49, of Meadow Mill Court in Congleton, was jailed for 10 years,while Alcock, 45, formally of Roe Street, Macclesfield, was sentenced to nine years in prison.
Following the sentencing Detective Constable Sarah Newton, of Macclesfield CID, said: “Having worked as an officer for 16 years this attack is one of the most brutal and life changing incidents I have ever dealt with.
“The victim spent over six months in a coma and while he has now regained consciousness, medical experts believe it is unlikely that he will ever be able to talk or walk again, and will need permanent care for the rest of his life.
“While the sentences handed to Dawson and Alcock won’t change what happened that day, I hope that they provide reassurance for the victim’s family and the wider community.”