Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 30 July 2014

Jockey is jailed for 'sickening' attack

A top amateur jockey's career is in tatters after he admitted stamping on a man's head and kicking him repeatedly as he lay unconscious.

Seamus Dobbin — the nephew of Grand National winner Tony Dobbin — then gave a pal a high-five before sauntering away from his bloodied and bruised victim.

The vicious three-man assault on defenceless Martin Johnston occurred in December 2009.

Dobbin, 19, also pleaded guilty to battering his victim's friend, Alan Teggart, who suffered facial injuries.

CCTV footage of the attack in Downpatrick's Scotch Street was so graphic that some police officers who watched it felt physically sick.

For the full story, see this week's Sunday Life.

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