Jail for trio who assaulted homeless Adam Blythe

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A trio who viciously assaulted a vulnerable homeless man in Blyth have been jailed.

Adam Blythe was horrifically assaulted in Robert Street last February.

Mr Blythe, who had been sleeping in the doorway of Blockbusters in the town, was tortured and beaten with a golf club, received puncture wounds to his legs from a drill, and was beaten with a rock in a sock, before being locked in a cupboard.

Brothers Gavin and Wayne Deluen pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm with intent last May, and this February, Kelly-Ann Raisbeck was found guilty of the same charge following a trial.

At Newcastle Crown Court this morning, Recorder Gurdial Singh said: “This was an orgy of mindless violence.

“Mr Blythe brought none of this upon himself. He says he is worried because of the allegations made against him and people may think it is true that there is no smoke without fire.

“There is nothing at all that he has done to justify the horrific nature of the assault on him.”

The victim was left in a coma with fractures to his skull, cheek, eye socket and hand after the attack.

He is now recovering from his injuries.

Gavin Deluen, 23, of Dove Court, Cullercoats, and Wayne Deluen, 25, of Pecket Close, Blyth, were both sentenced to ten years with two on licence.

Raisbeck, 22, of Robert Street, Blyth, was jailed for 12 years.