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Nottingham soldier attack: Third man jailed

A third man has been jailed for a violent and unprovoked attack on a soldier in Nottingham in June.

Daniel Moore, 22, of Lathkill Close, Bulwell, admitted causing grievous bodily harm and was jailed for three years and nine months.

Jamie Edwards, 19, was punched to the ground and repeatedly kicked in the head by three men. The two other attackers were jailed in September.

Mr Edwards suffered eye injuries and a broken jaw, but has fully recovered.

'Cowardly men'

The 19-year-old, who was on leave in Nottingham, was attacked by three men as his fiancee attempted to shield him, on Clumber Street on 5 June.

Image caption Moore was jailed for three years and nine months on Wednesday

Aaron Winfield, 19, of Broxtowe Lane, Broxtowe, and Luke Stone, 21, of Cheviot Drive, Bulwell, also pleaded guilty for the assault on Mr Edwards.

Stone was jailed for four-and-a-half years and Winfield was given four years in a young offenders' institute.

Det Con Ian Holmes, who led the inquiry, said Mr Edwards had been out for dinner when he was targeted by "three dangerous individuals".

He said: "The three cowardly men ganged up on him for no reason and the attack was entirely unprovoked.

"They had no respect for human life or that they could have caused catastrophic damage.

"His injuries were so severe that it was feared he may lose his sight, ending his career in the army. Luckily he has made a full recovery and has returned to his regiment.

"Three dangerous individuals are now behind bars, where they will be unable to hurt anyone else."

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