TWO teenagers have been jailed after attacking a community spirited resident for stopping them vandalising a Blackpool park.
Kyle Spencer, of St. Michael’s Road, Blackpool and a 17-year-old boy who can not be named attacked their victim near Anchorsholme park after he dared to confront them about their behaviour.
Police said the victim was subjected to a “senseless and sustained” attack which left him with a permanent eye injury.
Spencer, 19, was sentenced to three years in a young offenders’ institute at Preston Crown Court today.
He had previously pleaded guilty to one count of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.
The 17-year-old attacker from Blackpool was also sentenced to three years in a young offenders’ institute having also pleaded guilty to one count of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and one count of causing criminal damage.
The incident took place in the early hours of Saturday March 9 last year close to Anchorsholme Park.
The injuries suffered by the victim were so serious, he required hospital treatment and he still requires treatment to his eye.
Det Con Alan Quanbrough, of Blackpool CID said; “This was a senseless and sustained attack on the victim, who received life-changing injuries.
“He was simply acting in the interests of his local community, and so, we welcome the court’s decision to imprison Spencer and his fellow attacker today.”