The man who was attacked by Clayton Shepherdson in York has been left permanently scarred and traumatized by the incident. The attack led to severe injuries and two major surgeries, leaving the victim with lasting numbness and other negative effects. The court sentenced Shepherdson to eight months in prison, suspended for 12 months, and ordered him to perform 200 hours of unpaid work. Despite the victim’s suffering, the judge refused to order Shepherdson to compensate him, stating that the victim should not have gone to the house armed with a metal wrench. Shepherdson’s defense argued that he was trying to protect his girlfriend and felt intimidated by the victim, who is 20 years his senior. The victim had gone to the house to confront his former partner, leading to a confrontation that resulted in long-term physical and emotional trauma.
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