Your location is set to Dartford
Published: 00:01, 17 May 2014 |
A Folkestone man was left with three broken bones after an unprovoked attack from one of his lodgers.
Victim Mark Bushell, 54, was left nursing a broken eye socket, nose and cheek during the sustained attack in February.
During the beating, in which Connor Patterson used a broken towel rail and his foot as weapons, Mr Bushell feared he was going to die.
He was screaming he was going to kill Mr Bushell and was holding a wooden towel rail, “ she added.
The victim then pleaded with Patterson not to kill him but was struck twice over the head with the piece of wood – before again stopping and apologising for the attack.
“Patterson broke the lock and came hurtling in, knocking Mr Bushell into the bath and continued punching" - Kate Ryle
James Howard, defending, said the incident was “quite bizarre” and Patterson, who comes from Dover, couldn’t explain his behaviour.
He said that Patterson was aware that Mr Bushell was “sexually attracted” towards him and because they often went out together were perceived as a couple.
“They were seen regularly together and he thinks that the reason he became so angry may have been triggered by this underlying flickering of the curtain whenever they went out together.
“He is extremely ashamed for what he has done and is extremely remorseful. He wants to meet Mr Bushell and apologise.
The judge ordered Patterson to stay away from Mr Bushell and his home for five years – unless the victim agrees to a meeting.
Every morning at 10am we play you an hour of tunes from the 90s. We call it, #WeLoveThe90s.
Play 'Say It' with Garry and Laura on kmfm Breakfast and you could win £1,000!
Wake up to kmfm Breakfast with Garry and Laura - it's Kent's alarm call.
A guide for your future. For year 11 students in Kent and Medway. Click here for the e-edition.
Education, Training & Childcare is a special supplement published by KM Media Group four times a year. Click here for latest e-edition.
This is a brand new online resource covering every aspect of owning and improving a home in Kent and Medway.
Get the latest food and drink news, recipes from some of the nation's top chefs plus updates from Kent's vineyards and breweries.
Search in your local area to find your perfect partner in Kent, with FreshStart Dating! PLUS, register for free!.
Neil Miller, Hever Castle head gardener is new gardening blogger.
Buy pictures that you've seen in a KM newspaper, or send in a picture and we will place it on our photo sales website so that you can purchase a super, unique gift.