Two men arrested in Norwich following a brutal attack that left their victim with “catastrophic” head injuries have been jailed.

Ben Williams, 32, used a claw hammer to repeatedly hit the victim, who is in his 30s, around the head, causing an internal bleed on his brain.

It followed a group forcing their way into a house in the Eastgate area of Peterborough in the early hours of April 2 last year and viciously attacking the occupant.

Police found the man laid on a bed with serious head injuries, but Williams and another man, Leonard Davis, 23, had escaped through an upstairs window as officers entered the house.

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Investigations tracked Williams and Davis to Norwich where they were arrested at the train station.

Williams, of no fixed abode, was jailed for 31 years after being found guilty of attempted murder at Cambridge Crown Court. 

Davis, from Woodston, Cambridgeshire, and co-defendant Tamara Matthews, 23, who was arrested at the scene, were both jailed for nine years for causing grievous bodily harm with intent.