A 44 year-old man has been jailed for five years for a one kick assault in Roscommon that has left his victim wheelchair bound.

Roscommon Circuit Court heard Gintautis Motiejunas suffered catastrophic brain damage when he sustained a kick to the head in an incident in Boyle in February 2017.

The father of four is now confined to a wheelchair, paralysed on his left side and deaf in one ear.

The court heard the victim is unlikely ever to make a full recovery.

Judge Frances Comerford sentenced Arturis Sakurskis, who had pleaded guilty at an earlier court sitting to assault causing harm, to eight and a half years in jail, suspending the final three and a half years.




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