Attacker jailed for 8 years after one of his victims, a Soham man, left unconscious at Cambridge taxi rank

PUBLISHED: 11:00 17 April 2018

Pouria Sadjadi, 25, of Cadwin Field, Cambridge, was sentenced at Cambridge Crown Court yesterday (Monday 16 April).

Pouria Sadjadi, 25, of Cadwin Field, Cambridge, was sentenced at Cambridge Crown Court yesterday (Monday 16 April).

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The assailant of a Soham man left seriously injured after being attacked in Cambridge city centre has been jailed for eight years.

The assailant of a Soham man left seriously injured after being attacked in Cambridge city centre has been jailed for eight years. Pouria Sadjadi, 25, knocked out two men, seriously injuring the 50-year-old Soham man, during an assault in St Andrew’s Street.

Sadjadi, 25, of Cadwin Field, Cambridge, was sentenced at Cambridge Crown Court yesterday (Monday 16 April).

The assaults happened on September 16 last year, during the early hours outside the taxi rank in St Andrew’s Street.

Sadjadi had an altercation with the victims during which he punched the Soham man and knocked him unconscious.

The man’s friend aged 41 and from Newmarket, came to his aid and began arguing with Sadjadi who punched him in the face and knocked him out.

The 50-year-old was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital with serious head injuries and has since been discharged but is still recovering from his injuries.

The 41-year-old man suffered serious but not life threatening head injuries and required hospital treatment.

Sadjadi pleaded guilty to actual bodily harm on his 41-year-old victim and was found guilty of grievous bodily harm with intent on his 50-year-old victim following a three day trial in February.

DC Sean Denby said: “This case highlights the catastrophic consequences one punch can have on a person’s life, with one of Sadjadi’s victim’s still living with the effects of his injury.

“This sentence reflects how seriously violence is taken by the courts.”

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