Man given prison sentence for attack on two women at Newcastle Central Station

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A man who assaulted two women in a “sickening” attack has been jailed for more than 10 years.

Petr Priessnitz, 30, was sentenced at Newcastle Crown Court on Friday, March 3, after he subjected two young women to a lengthy assault.

The attack took place on Tuesday, September 8 2020, in the car park at Newcastle Central Station.

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During the sentencing, the court heard how Priessnitz lured the two vulnerable women to the car park before he attacked one of his victims.

It was reported that he stamped on her face, smashed her front teeth and broke her nose.

When the other victim tried to help her friend, he then assaulted her - the court was told he continued the attack to the point that one of the women lost consciousness.

Petr Priessnitz. Petr Priessnitz.
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Following the incident, Priessnitz pleaded guilty to ABH and GBH but has since fled the country.

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He was given a prison sentence of 10 years and two months for the attack in his absence.

The British Transport Police has confirmed that an international arrest warrant has already been requested so he can be brought back to the UK to face justice.

DS Graham Marshall-Batey, the investigating officer, said: “The horrific injuries sustained in the attack left two innocent women mentally scarred by what happened that night.

“Priessnitz’ continued attempts to escape justice demonstrate that, despite pleading guilty to the offences, he has not a shred of remorse.

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“But I have a message for him – Priessnitz, you can’t run forever and we will ensure you face justice for your actions.

“Priessnitz is an extremely dangerous individual and the fact that he will soon be behind bars makes Newcastle a safer place.”

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