TWO men have been given a combined sentence of more than 22 years after being jailed for robbery and wounding.

Richard Carroll, 30, of no fixed address, and Ali Shah, 34, of Barber Walk, Dewsbury, were jailed at Leeds Crown Court on Friday for what detectives described as a brutal assault on a victim in the town in August 2019.

Carroll was jailed for 12 years with five years extended licence after pleading guilty to section 18 wounding and robbery, making a total sentence of 17 years.

Shah was sentenced to five years and five months in custody for robbery and possession of a bladed weapon.

Both were sentenced for an offence in which a man was assaulted and then stabbed with a broken bottle by Carroll outside Dewsbury sports centre in the early hours of August 15.

The suspects stole the victim’s wallet and phone before leaving him on the floor with serious injuries to his face and body.

He was able to make his way to a nearby supermarket and summon help.

West Yorkshire Police said investigating detectives quickly secured strong evidence which led to Carroll being arrested the day after the offence and Shah a few days later.

Detective Sergeant Oliver Coates who oversaw the investigation, said: “We welcome these strong sentences for what was a brutal assault which could easily have had even more serious consequences.

“The level of violence used in this incident was quite shocking and fortunately we were able to quickly arrest these individuals and build a very strong case against both men.

“I hope the strong sentences will bring some comfort to the victim and act as a stark warning that the use of such violence will result in a lengthy spell in prison.”