Bridget Todd prosecuted Lenny Ianson, at Maidstone Crown Court, who admitted causing grievous bodily harm with intent and possessing an offensive weapon. He was sentenced to eight years imprisonment.

Mr Lanson repeatedly smashed a crowbar on another man’s arm in an unprovoked attack which was overheard by victim Lee Meads’ ex-girlfriend as they were chatting on FaceTime when Lenny Ianson burst into his home.

Donna Harrison called the police and later identified Ianson from his voice, Maidstone Crown Court heard.

The victim was left with a fractured arm and metal pins were inserted. He had a scar from surgery along the length of his forearm and nerve damage to his fingers. He is likely to need future bone grafts.

The victim’s arms was struck about five times as he tried to shield his head.

“It caused excruciating pain and his arm was fractured,”

said prosecutor Bridget Todd.

“He clung to one end of the crowbar because he knew if he let go it would do more damage.”

He was saved from further harm when a neighbour pulled Ianson off him.

Recorder Charles Miskin QC said there was no explanation for the attack when sentencing Ianson:

“You never said anything to police and there is nothing that can provide me with any real satisfactory explanation for what you did, and it remains a mystery.

“Yet you hit him several times in an unprovoked attack and he suffered a serious fracture.

“The attack was traumatic and the injury itself has caused troubling and persisting suffering.”

Bridget Todd has a busy prosecution practice and is regularly instructed by the CPS including the Organised Crime Division, DWP and HMRC.  Her practice covers serious and complex cases ranging from conspiracy to murder, armed robbery, drugs, violent offences, fraud, human trafficking to serious sexual offences including rape and historic abuse.