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Teenager jailed for vicious attack which left victim with serious injuries at Richmond station - London

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A man has been jailed for a vicious attack which left the victim seriously injured at Richmond Railway Station in London.

Blaine Brown, 19, exchanged words with the victim and then punched him in the face, causing him to fall to the floor.

He then kicked and stamped on the victim’s head with significant force causing serious injury.  

Brown and the 19-year-old victim were not known to each other. 

He was reportedly overheard shouting “are you looking at my girlfriend” before launching the attack.

He then left the station leaving the victim unconscious. The incident happened at around 6pm on Sunday 24 March.

The victim suffered memory loss and serious, life changing injuries. He was committed to hospital for a lengthy period.

Brown, of Carriage Mews in Ilford, was identified and arrested.

He pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent and was jailed for five years at Blackfriars Crown Court on Thursday 8 August. He will serve a further four years on licence. 

Detective Constable Robert Wyllie, of British Transport Police, said: “The victim suffered devastating injuries as a result of this vicious attack. Thanks to the quick response of emergency services he survived and is now doing everything he can to recover.

“Brown is an expressively violent man; he didn’t want to just fight his victim, he wanted to hurt him significantly and had little thought for the long term consequences.  

“I welcome this sentence; it’s a clear message to anyone intending to commit serious violence on the railway network. We commit significant resources to investigating violent offences and you will be brought to justice.”

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