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Dangerous Rowley Regis man jailed for two years
12:23pm Wednesday 27th February 2013 in News
A CONVICTED Rowley Regis rapist took part in a brutal attack in which a father waiting for a bus with his family had his jaw smashed when he was punched to the ground and savagely kicked.
Wayne Bishop - who had previous convictions involving violence and rape - was described by a judge at Wolverhampton Crown Court as a “dangerous man”.
The 28-year-old admitted causing grevious bodily harm and was jailed for two years.
Judge Michael Challinor told Bishop his licence on release from custody would be extended by a further three years because it was clear he posed a risk of future harm to members of the public.
He said it had been a "totally unprovoked" attack by Bishop and an accomplice and the victim, who had been waiting at Oldbury bus station, had to undergo two operations to repair the damage to his badly broken jaw.
"This man continues to suffer as a result of the attack which has left him with significant physical and psychological damage," said Mr Challinor.
It was an offence, he went on, that took place in public place, in daylight and in an area where people expected to be able to go about their lawful business without being attacked.
The judge told Bishop, of Durham Road, that it was an offence that marked him as a "dangerous man" because he had a number of previous convictions involving violence including rape.
Nicholas Berry, defending, said Bishop had changed his life in a "positive fashion" since the attack on the man nearly two years ago.
"Alcohol was the root cause of the offence," he added. "That does not excuse what he did but it does provide an explanation. He has now taken steps to deal with his alcohol issues."
Mr Berry said Bishop had not touched alcohol for six months and had kept out of further trouble with the police.