VIDEO: Six-months for vicious mass brawl at Plymouth party
TWO teenagers who punched and broke the jaw of their party host during a mass brawl have been locked up for six months.
A third youth who repeatedly kicked and stamped on a second victim as he lay on the ground avoided custody after a court heard the man escaped without serious injury.
Plymouth Crown Court was shown dramatic CCTV footage of Billy Trim, aged 18, and 17-year-olds Dylan Cichocki and Tyson Jackson lashing out at guests in a bar.
Sentencing Trim and Cichocki to custody, recorder Michael Hubbard told them: "This was a vicious attack in horrific circumstances where you could not have cared less for your victim.
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"You fractured his jaw so that he could not eat solids for eight weeks."
The judge told Jackson he was lucky his victim had not been more seriously hurt, adding: "It is time you grew up."
The court heard how he stamped on Aaron Hall six times on the ground – until his shoe came off.
Trim, of Floyd Close, North Prospect, and Cichocki, of Dunkeswell Close, Ham, had earlier both admitted causing grievous bodily harm to Michael Berry.
They also both pleaded guilty to affray during the same incident on December 23 last year.
Jackson, of Briardale Road, North Prospect, admitted assaulting Mr Hall causing actual bodily harm.
Llewellyn Sellick, for the Crown Prosecution Service, said Mr Berry hosted a party at the Victoria Studios in Exeter Street.
He said he turned the music down at about 10pm after someone damaged a kitchen door.
Mr Sellick added another party-goer, Mr Hall, was then chased and attacked by two of the defendants.
He said Trim pushed him to the ground, punching him "eight or nine times" and then kicked him once in the face.
Mr Sellick said Jackson then kicked at Mr Hall on the ground, though the CCTV did not show contact.
He added: "The CCTV shows at least six visible stamps to the head on Mr Hall, the last of which results in Jackson's right shoe coming off."
Mr Sellick said Jackson walked away but returned after a while to kick Mr Hall, still on the ground, with his left foot.
He added Trim had moved away and pushed and pulled with a man and a woman.
Mr Sellick said Trim then punched party host Mr Berry once in the face as he was looking away.
He added that CCTV showed Trim punching at least two other men and pulling a woman's hair.
Mr Sellick said Cichocki then punched Mr Berry twice and he also punched and headbutted another man.
He added Mr Berry was left with a fractured jaw and was unable to eat solid food for eight weeks. The court heard he was still in pain six months later.
Nick Lewin, for Trim, said he was not involved in the "group violence" and had a significant psychological disorder which placed him on the autistic spectrum.
Mr Lewin, also representing Jackson, said he had kept out of trouble for 12 months and he was 16 at the time.
"He is a young man with significant difficulties and should be treated as a child," he added.
Ali Rafati, for Cichocki, said he had been "stupid and immature" and the offence had been committed after he had drunk alcohol.
"He has been living in a stable, caring, family home," he added.
Trim was given six months in a young offender institution and Cichocki was given the same period under a Detention and Training Order.
Jackson received a 12-month Youth Rehabilitation Order under intensive supervision by youth offender workers.