A man has been jailed for over seven years for a series of offences committed in Stoke-on-Trent.
Jamie Nightingale, 30, of Ridge Road, Sandyford, was sentenced at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court on Tuesday (12 July) to seven years and two months in prison having pleaded guilty to assaulting a person thereby occasioning them actual bodily harm, two counts of criminal damage to property valued under £5000, wounding with intent, receiving stolen goods and aggravated burglary – dwelling.
The court heard how Nightingale committed a series of offences in August 2021.
On 4 August, Nightingale went to the victim’s address in Tunstall and assaulted the victim using a metal bar and a hacksaw. Nightingale also damaged the victim’s mobile phone.
On the next day (5 August), Nightingale arrived at the victim’s address and took out a baseball bat from the victim’s van. Having seen this, the victim left the property and Nightingale damaged ornaments and a clock using the bat.
Two days later on 7 August, Nightingale once again went to the address and immediately grabbed the victim by the throat once they had opened the door. Then, Nightingale caused a four-inch cut to the victim’s head using a Stanley knife. The victim required stitches following the incident.
A week later on 14 August, the victim noticed his motorbike, parked off Birches Head Road, Stoke-on-Trent, had been stolen.
On 17 August, the victim was advised that his motorbike was located and collected it. On collection, he noticed a number of items were missing from the bike and the bike had been spray painted silver.
As a result of the theft, the victim had to pay out recovery and storage costs for the bike to be released back to him.
DC Tracey Gascoine of Staffordshire Police, said: “These were very distressing incidents for the victim and we are pleased with the sentence given to Nightingale.
“We hope this serves as a reminder that the force will take all of necessary steps to protect the safety of our communities and apprehend those intent on causing fear and violence.”