Cumbrian Man Jailed For Over Six Years After Committing Two ‘Unprovoked’ Assaults

A man has been jailed for over six years after committing two ‘unprovoked’ assaults last years, which left one victim with broken bones.

Brampton Man Jailed For Assault
Matthew Kerr jailed for over six years for assault. Credit: Cumbria Police

Cumbria Police confirmed, Matthew Kerr, of Stanley Road, Brampton appeared yesterday, Wednesday, March 8 at Carlisle Crown Court for two incidents that occurred in Brampton on December 26 and 27, 2022.

It was revealed that on 26 December, Kerr approached the victim who was sitting in his parked car and subjected him to an unprovoked assault, the victim then exited the vehicle and was subject to a further assault resulting in cuts to the face.

In a second incident, which was unrelated to the first, the 32-year-old attended his second victim’s address on 27 December. In fear of being assaulted, the victim exited the property via another entrance but was chased by Kerr.

Kerr then subjected the victim to a prolonged assault in the middle of the road stopping when a car approached but shortly after Kerr returned to continue his violent assault on the victim.

The 32-year-old then walked away leaving the victim on the road. His second victim in two days sustained a broken collar bone, fractured ribs and cuts and bruising to his head and body as a result of the assault.

Detective Constable Rebecca Lynch said “Kerr subjected the victims of both incidents to an unprovoked violent attack. This violent assault resulted in one of the men having bones broken.

“We take violent offences extremely seriously, and those engaging in this violent behaviour can expect to be brought before the courts.

“Anyone subject to such an incident or witnesses it should report incidents to us.”