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Vandal jailed for breaking Wigton mum’s nose and fracturing her son’s finger

Carlisle Crown Court

[A] MAN has been jailed for breaking a mother’s nose and fracturing her son’s finger.

Ben Wiggins, 28, caused the serious injuries after lashing out violently while being detained outside the family’s Wigton home. Moments earlier, Wiggins had been seen vandalising Matthew Pearson’s BMW by throwing bricks at it.

Mr Pearson, who recognised the culprit, was hurt as Wiggins went “out of control” and threw his arms around after police were called by the family.

Mr Pearson’s mother, Sarah, had her nose broken by Wiggins’ flailing arm and both victims spoke of lasting effects.

Wiggins denied inflicting grievous bodily harm on Mr Pearson, an actual bodily assault on his mother and damaging property.

But he was convicted, unanimously, by a jury at Carlisle Crown Court today (FRI) following a trial.

Wiggins, of Brindlefield, Wigton, who was said to have shown “no remorse” for the crimes, received a 16-month prison term from Recorder Louise Brandon.

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