A thug who knocked out two men at a Cambridge taxi rank leaving one with serious head injuries has been sentenced after a three-day trial.
Pouria Sadjadi, 25, of Cadwin Field, Cambridge, was sentenced at Cambridge Crown Court yesterday (Monday, April 16).
The assaults happened on September 16 last year, during the early hours outside the taxi rank in St Andrews Street.
Sadjadi had an altercation with the victims during which he punched one of them, a 50-year-old man from Soham, and knocked him unconscious.
The mans friend, aged 41 and from Newmarket, came to his aid and began arguing with Sadjadi who punched him in the face and knocked him out.
The 50-year-old was taken to Addenbrookes Hospital with serious head injuries and has since been discharged but is still recovering from his injuries.
The 41-year-old man suffered serious but not life threatening head injuries and required hospital treatment.
What happened in court
Sadjadi pleaded guilty to actual bodily harm on his 41-year-old victim and was found guilty of grievous bodily harm with intent on his 50-year-old victim following a three day trial in February.
He was jailed for eight years.
DC Sean Denby said: “This case highlights the catastrophic consequences one punch can have on a persons life, with one of Sadjadis victims still living with the effects of his injury.
“This sentence reflects how seriously violence is taken by the courts.”