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Three Truro men jailed for hammer attack

Three Truro men jailed for hammer attack

Published by Helen Down at 6:00pm 10th January 2020. (Updated at 7:30pm 10th January 2020)

Three men from Truro have been jailed after another man was attacked with a hammer causing severe head injuries.

The victim, a 31-year-old local man, suffered multiple fractures following the assault in July 2017.

  • 33-year-old Steven Leverton of Lowenac Crescent, Truro, was sentenced to three years in prison for supplying Class A drugs, possessing cocaine, MDMA, etizolam, and perverting the course of justice.
  • 21-year-old Kinsley Sharp, of Tregothnan Road, Truro was sentenced to three years and three months years in prison for causing grievous bodily harm with intent.
  • 20-year-old Jack Seymour, 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.
Seymour Sharp & Leverton

What are the details of the case?

“Police were initially called at around 2am 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”.

Devon and Cornwall Police

Police diver
A police diver found the weapon in a nearby pond after Seymour and Sharp got rid of the weapon

"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".

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Matt Cobb

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