Walton man jailed for 12 years for vicious assault

A man has been jailed for life, to serve a minimum of 12 years, for a serious assault in Walton last year.

Peter Hogg, 43, of Walton, was sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court on Friday 7 July after being found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

Hogg pleaded guilty to a racially aggravated public order offence and assaulting an emergency worker in the same incident.

On Thursday 1 December 2022, Hogg viciously attacked a man he knew in the street, knocking him unconscious.

He then carried on his attack, twice banging his head against the concrete and punching him 30 times in the face, causing significant face and head injuries. 

Hogg was arrested the same day and the victim was taken to hospital where he still remains in a serious but stable condition.

Detective Constable Joe Butterfield said, “This was a vicious assault that has sadly resulted in long-term injuries for the victim. The aggression and violence carried out by Hogg during this attack was truly shocking.

“We hope Hogg’s sentencing today gets the message out there that we will not tolerate such violence on our streets. 

“If you witness any similar assaults or incidents, please contact police so we can continue to prevent such attacks.”

Det Con Butterfield added, “Domestic abuse is a shocking and reprehensible crime and it is never acceptable, irrespective of who it affects.

“Merseyside Police has a longstanding commitment to ensuring reports of domestic abuse are thoroughly investigated and offenders prosecuted. We are also committed to giving wraparound support to all survivors.

“We know that this is not an issue that the police can tackle alone, which is why we will continue to work with our partners to develop and use all available tools and practices to encourage people to report domestic abuse and offer them assistance when they do.”

Anyone with information on hate crime is asked to contact @MerPolCC on Twitter or ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook.

You can also call 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Image: Merseyside Police/Peter Hogg

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