Cambridge man gets eight years after knocking out two men at a taxi rank

PUBLISHED: 10:32 17 April 2018 | UPDATED: 10:41 17 April 2018

Pouria Sadjadi  has been jailed for eight years

Pouria Sadjadi has been jailed for eight years

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Both victims were taken to hospital for treatment.

A Cambridge man has been jailed for eight years after he knocked out two men, seriously injuring one of them, during an assault in Cambridge.

Pouria Sadjadi, 25, of Cadwin Field, Cambridge, was sentenced at Cambridge Crown Court yesterday (Monday April 16).

Sadjadi had an altercation with the victims outside the taxi rank in St Andrew’s Street in the early hours of September 16 last year. He punched a 50-year-old man from Soham and knocked him unconscious. The man’s friend, aged 41 from Newmarket, reportedly came to his aid and began arguing with Sadjadi who punched him in the face and knocked him out.

The 50-year-old was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital with serious head injuries and has since been discharged but is still recovering from his injuries. The 41-year-old man suffered serious but not life threatening head injuries and required hospital treatment.

DC Sean Denby said: “This case highlights the catastrophic consequences one punch can have on a person’s life, with one of Sadjadi’s victim’s still living with the effects of his injury.

“This sentence reflects how seriously violence is taken by the courts.”

Sadjadi pleaded guilty to actual bodily harm on his 41-year-old victim and was found guilty of grievous bodily harm with intent on his 50-year-old victim following a three-day trial in February.

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