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Jail for Polish man who hit his workmate with bottle

By Michael Donnelly

A Polish man who attacked a work colleague with a bottle has been jailed for two years, while his brother was freed on a nine-month suspended term.

Omagh Crown Court Judge Paul Ramsey QC, sitting in Belfast, told Patryk Mateusz Kacki that his role in the attack called for a significant custodial sentence.

The 25-year-old, from Main Street, Strabane, admitted wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and was sentenced to a total of four years, with two in custody, followed by two on licensed parole.

Turning to his brother, Jaroslaw Tomas Kacki, Judge Ramsey said he was taking an wholly exceptional course in his case as he was now the sole carer of his mother, whose medical condition would continue to deteriorate, and because it was accepted he had played a much lesser role.

The 24-year-old, also from Main Street, was given nine months for assault occasioning actual bodily harm, which was suspended for two years.

The brothers admitted attacking a work colleague found by police bleeding badly outside the Firtrees Hotel in the early hours of December 15, 2013.

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