Woman left with life-long medical condition after she was knocked out by Sheffield thug

A Sheffield man who knocked a woman unconscious in an attack after a night out has been jailed for nine years.

By Claire Lewis
Friday, 19th March 2021, 1:55 pm

Sergio Debrito, aged 27, was found guilty of wounding after an attack in a woman’s house in Batemoor, which has left his victim with a life-long medical condition.

Sheffield Crown Court heard how Debrito and another man ended up sharing a taxi home with two women from Sheffield city centre in May 2019.

All four ended up at the home of one of the women, where Debrito, of Lupton Walk, Lowedges, started taking selfies of himself with the two friends.

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Sergio Debrito has been jailed for nine years

When asked to stop, he is said to have become ‘aggressive’ and followed one of the women around the house before locking the front door.

Fearing for her safety, the woman attempted to grab the key back from Debrito but he punched her in her face, rendering her unconscious. He also pushed her into a door during the incident.

Debrito left his victim with serious facial injuries and a collapsed lung, which still causes her breathing problems today.

DC Shaun Vine said: “Once inside the victim’s house, Debrito started taking selfies with the women as his friend went upstairs feeling unwell.

“Debrito persisted with taking photographs and when asked to stop, he became aggressive, following his victim around the house and then locking the front door. Terrified about what might happen next, the victim tried to get the key back and Debrito punched her, knocking her unconscious.

“As his victim came round, she tried to defend her friend, however, Debrito hit her again, pushing her into a door.”

Debrito filmed the incident on his mobile phone.

DC Vine added: “This was a terrifying ordeal and left a young woman with serious injuries, Debrito is a violent man who should not be on the streets of our city.

“He was shameless in his actions and revelled in the fear he caused that night, carried out in his victim’s own home. I am pleased to see how seriously the courts have taken his deplorable behaviour and has rightly received a significant sentence for his actions.”

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