Lincoln man jailed for drop kicking into homeless tent

A Lincoln dad has been jailed for four months after he was filmed drop kicking a tent where two homeless people were sleeping.

Jamie Nickell, 26, was shown to the court on CCTV footage taking a run up before landing feet first into the two vulnerable men in a shop doorway, injuring one.

Jamie Nickell, 26, of Addison Drive, Lincoln was sentenced to four months in prison after pleading guilty to assault occasioning ABH.

The incident happened on Whitefriargate in Hull city centre, and was filmed by friend Jake Mann.

Jake appeared in court earlier this week. He was jailed for 14 weeks.

Jake Mann, 29, of Goldsmith Walk, Lincoln was jailed for 14 weeks also for assault occasioning ABH.

Nickell admitted assault causing actual bodily harm to one of the men in the tent – Steven Cadman.

He was sentenced on Friday, February 15. He reportedly hung his head in the dock while a recording of the attack was played for the court.

Judge Mark Bury, on sentencing, surmised it had been “obvious” the drunken pair had planned the attack on the pair. He added the duo had verbally abused the victims, calling them “dirty scum bag trampy b******”. “You walk off as if it is a big joke.”

Nickell, who had one pervious conviction for battery in November 2017, pleaded guilty and was jailed for four months.