A father and son have been jailed for two years after pleading guilty to assaulting a man in the Gleadless area of Sheffield in March 2015.
Marian Duna Senior, 45, and Marian Duna Junior, 19, both of no fixed abode, appeared before Sheffield Crown Court on Friday 15 June, to receive their sentences after they both pleaded guilty to assault.
The pair were arrested and charged with the offence in March 2015, after they were identified by officers investigating an assault on Middle Hay View, Gleadless.
On 14 March 2015 Duna Senior and Duna Junior assaulted a 44-year-old man, repeatedly hitting him over the head and body with a baseball bat, following a verbal disagreement between the three men.
The 44-year-old sustained life-changing injuries as a result of the assault and has since had to give up his job.
Following the incident Duna Senior and Duna Junior fled the UK whilst on police bail and officers had to seek a European Search Warrant to successfully detain them, as investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Martin Tate explains.
He said: “This has been an extremely lengthy investigation that has required officers having to travel to Paris and Prague to execute the European Arrest Warrants and bring them back to the UK to face justice.
“It has been an incredibly difficult time for the victim, who has suffered not only life-changing injuries but has also had to endure what has been a protracted investigation. For this I would like to praise and thank him and I hope he is able to take some solace in knowing they are now being punished.
“I hope this case highlights our commitment to bring offenders before the courts and provides reassurance to our communities that we will always take all appropriate action to achieve this.”