Nov 14 2011 By Jack Griffith
Zak Jones and Scott Hunt have been jailed for nine years each after carrying out a prolonged assault which left him in a coma.
TWO drunken thugs from Hayes who put a man in a coma after a prolonged attack have each been jailed for nine years.
Scott Hunt, of Church Road, and Zak Jones, of St Christopher's Drive, has spent the night of April 11 drinking with the defenceless victim, a 43-year-old man, and two others, before carrying out a series of brutal assaults.
The man was found battered, unconscious and bleeding heavily at a house in Ramulis Drive, Hayes, the next morning, and he was rushed to St Mary's Hospital, in Paddington, with his life hanging in the balance.
The two men had tortured and humiliated him, using a variety of objects to carry out the savage assault, and the victim suffered a serious brain haemorrage, a fractured eye socket and bruising and blistering all over his face and body. He stayed in a coma for two weeks.
Hunt, 25, and Jones, 22, were arrested later that day, and they were subsequently charged with grievious bodily harm with intent.
They admitted to the offence and were sentenced at Harrow Crown Court on November 2.
They will remain on licence for life when they are released.
Detective Sergeant David Brathwaite said: “This was a meaningless, unprovoked and degrading attack on a vulnerable person, who was unable to protect himself. The two convicted offenders are now serving a substantial sentence for their brutal behaviour.
"Unfortunately however, due to his injuries, the victim will suffer for the rest of his life."