**Warning: The above video contains graphic footage of a wrench attack. Please view with caution**
A 41-year-old man has been jailed for two years after he admitted to attacking a man with a wrench in Kettering town centre.
At about 10.15pm on July 16, 2023, Ryan Boyd Maxwell, aged 41, previously of Kirkconnel Drive, Glasgow, was with Adrian Graham Hillyer, 38, of Duke Street, Kettering, and Chloe Awena Molloy, aged 33, of no fixed abode, when they engaged in an altercation with a man in High Street.
The altercation became physical and during the fight, the victim fell to the floor with Maxwell using a wrench to repeatedly hit him, causing heavy bleeding.
As a result of the attack, the victim required hospital treatment for extensive bruising and needed more than 15 stitches to his head.
Maxwell, Hillyer and Molloy were subsequently arrested with Maxwell charged with grievous bodily harm and possession of an offensive weapon, and Hillyer and Molloy charged with one count of affray each.
All three pleaded guilty to the offences at Northampton Crown Court at an earlier hearing, with Maxwell and Hillyer returning to the same court last week (January 25) to be sentenced.
Maxwell was sentenced to two years in prison and Hillyer was sentenced to 18 months in prison, suspended for two years. Molloy is due to be sentenced on March 7.
Lead Investigator - Detective Sergeant Colin Gibb said: “As you can see from the footage we have released, this was a savage attack with Maxwell repeatedly hitting the victim again and again with no thought as to the consequences.
“I am pleased that he has been sent to prison and that his accomplices in the attack, Hillyer and Molloy, have also been convicted.
“Tackling serious violence is a priority for Northamptonshire Police and I want to reassure the public that we will continue working hard to put people like Ryan Maxwell behind bars.”