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Mehmet Husnu, from Faversham, jailed for attacks in Canterbury and Whitstable

By KentOnline reporter

A violent thug who seriously injured two people in separate attacks has been jailed for nine years and four months.

Mehmet Husnu, 22, of Willow Avenue, Faversham left both victims needing hospital treatment.

The first assault happened on October 27 2016 following a student party at a house in Miller Avenue, Canterbury.

Mehmet Husnu
Mehmet Husnu

A neighbour had asked for the music to be turned down, but the loud party continued into the early hours of the morning.

At around 10.30am the neighbour was with his wife and children in their car when one of the students banged on the window.

The man got out of the car and a row broke out. At this stage, Husnu, who was visiting his girlfriend, punched the man in the face, breaking his jaw in two places. Police were called and he was arrested.

The second incident happened in Borstal Hill, Whitstable at around 8.20pm on October 12 last year. Husnu was on bail for the 2016 assault at the time.

"Husnu is a violent individual who is unable to control his anger" - PC Justine Cullen

A woman was driving towards the Long Reach roundabout when she became involved in a road rage incident with a dark Ford Fiesta.

Despite the Fiesta driver attempting to get her to stop and get out of her car, she continued on her journey.

However, her partner had been following and stopped his car. An argument ensued and the driver of the Fiesta, later identified as Husnu, attacked the man, beating him severely. Husnu then got back into his car and left the scene.

The man suffered cuts to his head and face and lost a large amount of blood in the attack.

Officers were able to trace Husnu via his registration number. He was arrested and charged.

The case was heard at Canterbury Crown Court
The case was heard at Canterbury Crown Court

He has now been sentenced at Canterbury Crown Court after admitting two counts of GBH.

PC Justine Cullen, who investigated the road rage incident, said: "Husnu is a violent individual who is unable to control his anger.

"The assault in Whitstable was over a prolonged period and Mehmet beat the victim, repeatedly smashing his head into a car.

"After inflicting horrific injuries he got back in his Fiesta and left the victim bleeding heavily at the roadside.

"Members of the public were quick to come to his aid and some gathered crucial information that allowed us to track down Mehmet quickly and arrest him.

"This is a substantial sentence and I hope that his victims feel that justice has been served and that they can now move forward with their lives."

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