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Tenterden scissor attacker jailed for three years

Tenterden scissor attacker jailed for three years
Stabbing a person in the head with scissors has led to a Weald man being jailed for three years.
 
At around 12.30pm on Thursday 28 March 2019 the victim, a man in his 60s, was helping to clear and decorate a property with his family in the St Michaels area of Tenterden, when Scott Burgess pulled up in a car with a woman.
 
Recognising the pair, the victim approached the car to speak to them, but was then subjected to a number of blows by Burgess.

The victim reported feeling injuries being caused to his back and shoulders as he lay on the ground, and realised when he saw blood that Burgess was also using scissors during the attack.

As Burgess went to get back into the car, he shouted at the victim that if he didn’t die then, he would ‘come back and do a proper job’.

The victim was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for eight lacerations to his head and more along his arm shoulder and back.

Kent Police officers attended Burgess’s home address and arrested him shortly after the attack.

In an interview with investigating officers, Burgess claimed he had been the one attacked with scissors, not the victim.

Burgess, 43 of Glebe Field, Rolvenden was charged the following day in connection with the incident.
 
Following a trial at Canterbury Crown Court, Burgess was found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm without intent on Friday 6 September 2019.

He was sentenced on the same day to three years in prison.

Investigating officer PC Richard Glass said: ‘Burgess carried out a frenzied, unprovoked attack on a man known to him, and his only remark as he walked away was a threat of further violence if the victim didn’t die that time.

‘I can’t begin to imagine how scary this attack must have been, and although the victim is recovering from his physical injuries, doubtless there will be lasting effects.

‘I thank the victim and his family for supporting the investigation and prosecution, and hopefully this result will provide reassurance and assist the victim’s recovery.’
  • Pictured: Scott Burgess and also a photo of Burgess which was taken at the scene of the attack.

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