Swindon man jailed for paralysing victim

A Swindon man has been sentenced to 12 months in prison after pleading guilty to an attack which left another man critically injured.

Sam Rees, 27, is likely to remain paralysed for life. The attack happened in the early hours Monday 1 April on Wood Street in Old Town, Swindon.

At Swindon Crown Court Abuzer Erdem, 27, of St Austell Way, pleaded guilty to unlawful wounding.

He will serve at least six months before being considered for release.

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