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Brighton man Christopher Robb jailed after biting and strangling victim in horrific attack in Southborough

03 March 2014
by KentOnline reporter

A man who bit and strangled a victim during a vicious assault in Southborough has been jailed for six years.

Christopher Robb launched the sustained attack in March last year following an evening spent drinking and smoking cannabis.

The 25-year-old was jailed at Maidstone Crown Court after admitting assault.

Christopher Robb has been jailed for six years

Christopher Robb has been jailed for six years

Robb travelled to a flat in London Road, which was shared by two friends, on March 15 last year.

The trio were joined by a group of other people, including the 38 year-old victim, and spent the evening drinking and smoking cannabis.

After midnight, other guests had gone home and the householders had gone to bed - leaving Robb and the victim in the lounge.

Robb then began a prolonged assault on the victim - which included strangling him with his own jumper, repeatedly banging his head and stamping on his leg. The victim also said Robb threatened to mutilate him with a knife.

Police were called the flat following a call from ambulance crews after the victim had awoken on a sofa with multiple injuries.

The case was heard at Maidstone Crown Court

The case was heard at Maidstone Crown Court

He was taken to hospital with a fractured nose, a depression to his skull and bruising and swelling to his face, abdomen, neck and upper chest.

The victim also had a bite mark on his left shoulder, clumps of hair missing and cuts to his hands and legs.

Robb, formerly of Newick Road, Brighton, was later arrested and identified by the victim as the offender. Forensic tests on the victim's t-shirt found Robb's DNA.

DC Jeremy Taylor, from Tonbridge police station, said: "Robb subjected his victim to a horrific and unprovoked attack. It is only by luck that the assault did not result in even more serious injuries.

"When Robb was interviewed he refused to comment or give any indication at all as to why he used such wanton violence on a person he had only known for a few hours. This sentence will give him time to reflect on his actions."

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