THESE gruesome photos reveal the injuries of a disabled teen who was “mercilessly” kicked and punched in the face by an amateur boxer,The Sun reports.
Reece Porter punched Brandon Swann, who has Asperger’s syndrome, knocking him to the ground outside the Norman King pub, in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, before booting him in the face as he cowered on the floor.
Porter attacked Swann in daylight in a “completely unprovoked” assault. It is alleged that Porter approached Swann’s girlfriend, who he recognised from school, to have a chat.
He was unaware that the girl in question was in a relationship with Swann and started to verbally abuse him – making a derogatory comment on the “yellow bus waiting for him up the road”.
Swann posted the shocking pictures of his bloodied and battered face to Facebook. By doing so, he was able to identify his attacker using the social media platform.
The teen was shown Reece Porter’s Facebook profile which disclosed his background in boxing and thus confirmed that he was the man who assaulted him. Porter, 19, has been sentenced to 18 months in custody having pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm, a court heard.
Judge Barbra Mensah told the defendant: “This was a completely unprovoked attack which caused serious injuries. “It has had not just a physical but an emotional impact on the victim.”
Swann suffered a broken nose, a fractured eye socket and cheekbone, and severe bruising and swelling, Luton Crown Court was told.
He has had to have surgery to his nose, which has not been fully straightened, and stitches to a cut above his eye. “Swann was attacked from behind and was punched first to one temple and then the other.
“He felt dizzy and went to the ground. “The defendant carried on his attack kicking him, as he lay in the road, to his head and body. “He not only used his boxing skills to put him to the floor, the then kicked him with his foot,” the prosecutor Miles Trigg said.