A young man was punched repeatedly and told he would be stabbed with a screwdriver at the hands of two men who suspected he was a sex offender.
Having been the subject of the “appalling attack” for around half an hour, the victim managed to make a run for it and, as he was so terrified, he jumped out of a first-floor window.
He fractured his kneecap doing so and managed to crawl away to get help, despite one final effort by his attackers to drag him back inside.
The victim needed metal pins placing in his shattered knee and still doesn’t have full movement in the joint nine months after the attack.
And now one of his tormentors, Brian Burke, has been jailed after pleading guilty at Warwick Crown Court to inflicting grievous bodily harm.
Burke, 20, of St Nicholas Street, Radford, at the time, was sentenced to two years in prison.