29th Sep, 2021

Man jailed for four years after vicious street attack in Coventry

A MAN who knocked a man and woman unconscious in a street attack in Coventry has been jailed after brave passers-by stepped in to help detain him.

Sebastiojonas Busauskas approached the pair, who were not known to him, in Trinity Street, during the early hours of September 7, 2019.

The 32-year-old tried to start a conversation and following a verbal altercation he first lashed out and punched the man to the floor.

He then repeatedly kicked the man, aged 20, who was on the ground.

The 19-year-old woman tried to stop the attack but he then assaulted her, causing her to also lose consciousness.

Two members of the public rushed over to intervene and managed to detain Busauskas ahead of officers arriving.

Busauskas, of Coundon Road, Coventry, pleaded guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm and assault and was sentenced to four years in prison at Leamington Justice Centre Crown Court.

PC Mark Jervis, from Coventry CID, said: “This was a savage and senseless attack on two people he’d never even met before.

“There can be no justification for such violence.

“Thankfully, the victims were not seriously injured despite both losing consciousness for a while.

“It could have been a lot worse if the brave members of the public hadn’t stepped in and detained him.”

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