Convicts left prison inmate with fractured jaw after horrific pool ball in sock attack

A pair of convicts have been handed an extra 14 years after a vicious attack on a fellow prison inmate.

Jake Ratcliffe, 22, attacked the victim in his cell with a sock, containing what is thought to be a pool ball, in July last year.

He was joined in the attack at G4S-run HMP Birmingham by 25-year-old Nicholas Avey.

The 53-year-old man was left with three fractures to his jaw and other bruising after being kicked and punched to the floor.

Both men pleaded not guilty to the assault, but a jury found them guilty after five-day trial and they were jailed for an extra seven years each at Birmingham Crown Court.

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