Sunderland pair convicted of stabbing and dog-chain beating

Two men who stabbed a man while repeatedly beating him with a dog-chain were convicted at Newcastle Crown Court on Friday, February 8, 2019.

Kyle Dixon, 23 and Mark Roberts, 31, left their victim hospitalised as a result of the brutal assault on Hylton Road, Sunderland in August 2018.

The pair both denied charges of wounding with the intent to commit bodily harm as well as possessing an offensive weapon. After a five-day trial, the pair were found to be guilty of all charges.

Detective Sergeant Gaye Martin of Northumbria Police said: “This was a despicable and cowardly assault which caused a lot of distress to the victim and the community as a whole.”

As a result of the attack, the victim required emergency surgery at a hospital after sustaining multiple stab wounds to his back, chest, armpit as well as head.  Following an investigation, Dixon and Roberts were picked out by the victim in a photographic identity parade.

The pair are due to be sentenced on April 29.

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