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Three men jailed over Pocklington baseball bat attack

Michael Brown in hospital
Image caption Mr Brown suffered a fractured skull and was blinded in one eye in the attack

Three men responsible for a baseball bat attack that left a motel manager blinded in one eye have been jailed.

Michael Brown, of the Yorkway Motel, Pocklington, East Yorkshire, was left with serious injuries in July 2010.

Sean Craib, 20, was jailed for eight years at Hull Crown Court for carrying out the attack.

Alan Lumley, 55, of Laceby, near Grimsby, was given seven years and Robert Elliot, 20, of South Killingholme, received two years.

The court heard that Lumley paid Craib to attack Mr Brown after a business disagreement.

Fractured skull

Both men admitted conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm with intent.

Elliot drove Craib to East Yorkshire and helped to lure Mr Brown out of the motel, the court heard.

He was cleared of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm but admitted grievous bodily harm.

He will serve his sentence at a young offenders institution.

Mr Brown suffered a fractured skull in the incident and other injuries that left him badly scarred.

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