A man who carried out a ferocious attack on his mother’s ex partner before dumping him in the street has been jailed for eight years.
Paul McCartney threw more than a dozen heavy punches at the 44-year-old who was sat half asleep in a Blackpool flat in July last year.
His mother Sharon was at home and later tried to thwart a police investigation by burning blood stained clothes.
The victim was dragged from the Park Road flat and dumped in the street after a row erupted over a mobile phone and his attendance at the flat. Mr Day suffered extensive injuries and needed surgery for damaged tendons in his right wrist.
Judge Christopher Cornwall, jailed the 27-year-old of Park Road for eight years after he pleaded guilty to wounding with intent. His 49-year-old mother also pleaded guilty to unlawful wounding and perverting the course of justice.
She was given two years in prison, suspended for two years, with 200 hours unpaid work and two years’ supervision.
The injured victim was dragged out of the flat by both mother and son and carried into the street where he was left heavily blood stained.
He eventually managed to crawl back into the communal area of the flats.
The following day Paul McCartney told someone he thought he had killed a person he referred to as “spider”.
The two defendants were found at an address where the remains of burned clothing were discovered in a wheelie bin.
Judge Cornwall said it had been a dreadful episode and Mr Day could easily have been killed. The judge said: “It was a sustained, ferocious and utterly merciless attack upon him.
“The psychological trauma of being subjected to this sort of brutal and sustained attack, I suspect, will remain with him for the remainder of his life.”