Jordan Conie jailed for series of violent revenge attacks
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A 28-year-old man from Tuffley has been jailed for a series of violent revenge attacks that included punching a woman in the face and leaving a man needing emergency surgery.
Jordan Conie, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to actual bodily harm, criminal damage and S18 wounding when he appeared at Gloucester Crown Court yesterday (Thursday 14 October).
The court heard that Conie had attacked a woman at an address on Tuffley Lane on 23 June last year, punching her in the mouth and pulling her to the ground, causing her to hit her head.
He returned the following afternoon, along with two other men, this time smashing the windows of a car and a window of the house.
Conie came back three hours later with two different men. All were dressed in dark clothes, with their heads covered. Two were armed with baseball bats while the third had a knife.
The men then attacked three people who came out of the property on to the driveway. One man was hit with the baseball bat, another was stabbed in the arm, while another man was stabbed five times, requiring emergency surgery.
Part of the attack was captured on CCTV, as well as the group arriving and leaving the property.
Sentencing Conie, the judge, Recorder James Townsend, described his actions as “a group attack which you led, motivated by revenge”.
Conie was given a total of five years and 10 months in prison, which was to run consecutively with an 18 month sentence for a previous ABH incident. He was also put on licence for a further two years, meaning he must remain on licence for a total of seven years and three months.
Detective Constable Michelle Beal said: "This is a horrific attack that took place in the afternoon when school children were walking home from school.
"Knife attacks have long lasting physical and mental effect on the victim and we will always continue to work hard to bring the offenders to justice and make sure the victims have the support they need."
Four other people have been arrested in connection to the incident and are currently released under investigation or are on police bail.