Justice at last
PUBLISHED: 13:45 30 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:53 26 October 2009
A VIOLENT attacker who left a grandmother for dead has finally been jailed. Shaun Jones beat work colleague Shirley O Dwyer unconscious, fracturing her jaw and leaving her permanently disfigured. But in 2005 after four months on the run the 37-year-old
A VIOLENT attacker who left a grandmother for dead has finally been jailed.
Shaun Jones beat work colleague Shirley O'Dwyer unconscious, fracturing her jaw and leaving her permanently disfigured.
But in 2005 after four months on the run the 37-year-old was given just 100 hours community service for the ferocious attack.
Victim Shirley from Barfolds, Welham Green, was completely shocked at the sentence, leaving her to ask in the pages of the WHT, why was he not jailed?
But on Monday at Luton Crown Court after failing to stick to his community order, Jones was resentenced for his original crimes.
Jones was immediately jailed for two years for causing GBH with intent and made to serve another four months for causing criminal damage to a police car in Leeds.
Jones' total sentence of 28 months thrilled his victim who was told the news by the WHT.
Shirley, who is unable to smile on one side due to the permanent damage caused in the attack, said: "That's the best news.
"It's been really horrible with him walking around thinking he got away with it.
"I think two years is good, it's the right punishment.
"I know my face will never be the same.
"He might have wiped my smile off but he didn't break me."
Jones, formerly of Vincenzo Close, Welham Green, and West Park Grove, Leeds,
commited the unprovoked attack in 2004 when the pair both worked at Saporid'Italia in Travellers Lane, Welham Green.
Shirley's cheek and eye socket were broken, her jaw fractured and she was left badly battered and bruised.
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