Two ‘brazen’ criminals put behind bars for daylight attack on man

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Officers are conducting enquiries into the identity of a third male believed to be involved.

Two criminals will now begin prison sentences after a sustained attack on a man, which left him with serious injuries.

Carlo Giacomini of Bank Top in Earsdon and Aiden Inskip of Blackhill Avenue in Wallsend have been sentenced to a collective total of seven years in prison for the assault which took place in December of last year.

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Giacomini, 42 and Inskip, 54 drove to an address located on Falmouth Road in North Shields at midday on December 19, with Giacomini armed with a baseball bat.

The pair, alongside a third man, excited the vehicle on arrival and began their prolonged attack on the man, which lasted almost five minutes.

The 41-year-old victim suffered extensive injuries, including a broken nose, and a broken vertebrae in his back.

Officers obtained CCTV from the scene and Giacomini and Inskop were identified as suspects and were arrested the same day.

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The pair were charged within 24 hours, with wounding with intent to commit grievous bodily harm. Giacomini was also charged with possession of an offensive weapon.

On January 18, Giacomini and Inskip attended Newcastle Crown Court where overwhelming evidence left them with no other option but to plead guilty to the offences.

On Tuesday, April 18, they were both sentenced to three and a half years in prison each for the assault.

Detective Constable Philip Nelson, who led the investigation, today praised the verdict.

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He said: “The brazenness of this pair cannot be overstated. They drove to a busy area armed, in one of their own vehicles, in the middle of the day, and attacked a man in front of members of the public.

“The pair also made no attempt to conceal their identities which sent a clear message that they believed they were above the law. They even carried out the assault while wearing clothing which was branded with their place of work.

He continued: “Thanks to the fast actions of officers involved, the pair were able to be identified and very quickly arrested, and thanks to the CCTV which was swiftly obtained – they were left with little option but to admit the offences.

“We hope this sentence acts as some closure for the victim, who sustained horrific injuries because of this callous attack. The bravery he has shown through this whole investigation has resulted in two dangerous offenders being put behind bars and has undoubtedly helped protect the wider community.

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“Our message is clear – violence is never the answer, and we will continue doing everything we can to bring offenders to justice and place them before the courts.”

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Police are still conducting enquiries into the identity of the third male. Any person with any information is requested to contact Northumbria Police via 101, or the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of our website, quoting log NP-20221219-0385.

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