Published: 16:47, 18 February 2021
| Updated: 16:55, 18 February 2021
A 23-year-old drug dealer who left a man with facial fractures in an attack outside a nightclub has been jailed.
Tye Chetter was sentenced to five-years' imprisonment after he was found guilty of an unprovoked assault at The Casino Rooms in Rochester.
CCTV showed Chetter talking to the victim, who is not known to him, before he punched him in the face at around 3am on July 21, 2019 in Blue Boar Lane.
He then punched the man for a second time and then followed him as he attempted to leave the area before punching him again.
The victim was taken to hospital where he was confirmed to have multiple fractures to his face.
Chetter also admitted possession with intent to supply crack cocaine and heroin and causing grievous bodily harm with intent earlier the same month.
On July 2, 2019, he was seen driving onto Cecil Road, Gravesend, before speaking to a known drug user.
Officers approached him and carried out a search. He was found in possession of a mobile phone which contained text messages relating to drug deals.
He was also found in possession of a quantity of money. Chetter was taken to the police station where he was further searched and was found to be concealing crack cocaine and heroin.
Investigating officer for the assault, PC Liam O'Neill, said: "This was a nasty assault which was unprovoked and unnecessary.
"Chetter initially denied being responsible but with the CCTV it was clear he was involved.
"His total sentence reflects the gravity of his offending for both criminal offences and I hope the outcome acts as a deterrent to others."
He was sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court last Thursday.