The UK Sun newspaper is reporting that a 17 year old youth, Joshua McConville, has been jailed for three years and nine months at Napier District Court yesterday for the assault on British tourist and pilot Stuart Martin.
Mr Martin was viciously beaten in Taradale in February, so badly that the imprint of a shoe was left on his face and he was placed into a coma. See Battered Scottish man flies home.
The Sun is reporting that Mr Martin may not be able to get his flying licence back due to the lasting effects of the beating.
For more about the incident and reaction to the attack see: British tourist in coma after Napier attack and Battered Scottish man flies home
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