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28 January 2013, 15:36
A Bolton man's been jailed for 8 years for repeatedly stamping on a man's head, leaving him with serious injuries.
33-year-old Timothy Aherne, from Saint Helens Road, was found guilty of causing grievious bodily harm with intent.
On Thursday April 12th last year he attacked a 32-year-old man after inviting him and two of his friends into his flat for a drink.
Aherne punched the victim three times in the head, pushed him to the floor and then stamped on his head repeatedly.
Detective Stuart Round from Bolton CID, said: "Aherne subjected his victim to a totally unprovoked sustained attack which left him with a fractured jaw and multiple injuries to his face.
"He then continued to deny what he had done forcing the victim to go through the trauma of a crown court trial.
"This kind of violence will not be tolerated and this sentence reflects that if you resort to serious violence then you are likely to spend a considerable time in prison. Timothy Aherne is where he deserves to be, behind bars.
"Understandably the victim is still shaken by the incident. Hopefully today’s result will provide some closure and he will be able to get on with his life knowing justice has been done."