Heywood man who stabbed a man in the head and bit the nose off another jailed

Date published: 19 November 2018

Jorge Richardson, 20, from Heywood Gardens, will serve at least 10-and-a-half years behind bars after pleading guilty to affray, section 18 assault, and perverting the course of justice.

He stabbed a man in his 20s in the head during an unprovoked attack in December 2017, at a business address on Russell Street in Heywood.

Richardson then bit the end of the nose off a man in his 30s during a second unprovoked attack later in the month, at an address on Tower Street.

He was arrested shortly after the second attack.

While he was on remand in prison, he contacted the witnesses to the assault with an illegally obtained mobile phone and offered them money to drop the case.

He was sentenced at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court on Friday.

Detective Constable Daniel Daly from GMP’s Rochdale Borough CID said: “Richardson carried out brutal and unprovoked attacks on two innocent members of the public.

“He then foolishly attempted to convince witnesses to not give evidence against him – adding a further very serious charge against him and significantly increasing his time in prison.

“We hope that today’s sentence provides the victims with a form of closure now that Richardson is behind bars – where he belongs.”