Jail sentences for ‘particularly nasty and vicious’ crime

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THREE men have been jailed for a total of 22 years for a burglary which left a 39-year-old in hospital for six months.

Police are now on the hunt for the man, who failed to appear at the court hearing in March.

Madars Celins, 25, was found guilty in his absence and sentenced to 12 years in prison for an aggravated burglary he committed on March 28.

Celins and brothers Agris, of Thorne Road in Wheatley, and Didzis Logacev, of Carr House Road, Hyde Park, both 30, gained entry into a property on Ramsden Road, Hexthorpe and assaulted a 39-year-old man with baseball bats.

The victim sustained a broken tibia and fibula on his left leg in the attack, as well as losing a considerable amount of the same leg as it was so severely damaged.

He also had to wear a leg brace for a further three months after his release from hospital.

Agris and Didzis were both found guilty and sentenced to five years each for burglary.

A warrant has been issued for Celins arrest and police are trying to locate him to ensure he serves his 12 year sentence.

PC Lee Walker leading the investigation said: “This assault was particularly nasty and vicious and we want to locate Celins to ensure he serves his sentence for his crime. Anyone who may have any information of his whereabouts is asked to contact the police.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the police on 101.