Pair convicted for beating up a man who tried to steal heroin-filled Kinder egg from woman's vagina
The man was left with 17 fractured ribs, a punctured lung, and a lacerated spleen and the attack took place in his own apartment
Two furious drug addicts have been put in prison after they beat the crap out of one man in a revenge attack because he tried to steal a Kinder Surprise egg from the vagina of the woman who was jailed. 38-year-old Jodine Harvey and 40-year-old Steven Brown kept Vincent Rutter as their prisoner for 36 hours in his own apartment while they beat him up. The man was left with 17 fractured ribs, a punctured lung, and a lacerated spleen. 56-year-old Rutter had been with the pair at a home in St. Austell, Cornwall, in December 2017, taking heroin with them for 24 hours. The three of them all fell asleep eventually, but then Harvey woke up to find Rutter, who had been very desperate at the time, attempting to pull out a Kinder Surprise egg with a lot of heroin from inside her vagina.
LADBible reported that Rutter had been subjected to some severe punches and kicks by Harvey and Brown before, for some weird reason, they all apparently got over the fight and did more drugs together. It was only found out later how serious Rutter's injuries from the beating actually were.
Brown has pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent and had been sentenced to three years behind bars. Harvey has pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm and has been sentenced to 16 months in jail at the Truro Crown Court. It has been reported, however, that because of the amount of time Harvey had already spent on remand, the judge in the court agreed that she should be immediately released. Rutter's family was not happy about this decision.
Judge Simon Carr said during the trial: "At the time all of you were heavily addicted to Class A drugs. Mr. Rutter had a flat while neither of you had secure accommodation. During those days you all took an extraordinary amount of drugs. It may seem what I say criticises Mr. Rutter, but that is not my intention, it simply goes to show the levels to which one sinks when in addiction. You'd all gone to sleep having taken drugs for over 24 hours. You two were asleep on the chairs when Mr. Rutter came in and tried to remove a Kinder egg of drugs you, Miss Harvey, had in your vagina."
"It was not a sexual act, just one of someone desperate to get their next fix." He continued: "Miss Harvey you woke up to find a man with his fingers in your vagina, and in the pitch black didn't know it was Mr. Rutter. Mr. Brown, you woke up and attacked the man, and Mr. Rutter was then the victim of a sustained beating for which there can be no excusing. All three of you then put this matter to one side and continued to take drugs and socialize with Mr. Rutter having no idea how badly he was injured. It was a wholly unjustified, sustained and brutal attack."
The prosecuting attorney, Joss Ticehurst, picked up on the extensive criminal past that the pair has and said: "He was attacked in the living area, towards the hall, and in the bathroom. He had his phone taken from him and was prevented from leaving. It was a sustained attack in various rooms over a period of time. Mr. Rutter eventually made it out of the flat when the defendants were asleep."
Harvey's lawyer then countered saying that she had not planned to cause such harm to Rytter but Brown's lawyer, Ed Bailey, said: "What sparked it off was Mr. Rutter trying to extract drugs from Miss Harvey's groin. Hearing her screams Mr. Brown reacted in a way he considers completely inappropriate now he is sober. Mr. Brown maintains Mr. Rutter had some pre-existing injuries. He returned on the Friday from getting his methadone script wincing and wheezing with a cut on his lip. Had he been aware of the extent of Mr. Rutter's injuries he would have done something about it. He has been working in prison and achieved a number of NVQ qualifications."
Both of the lawyers stressed that their clients had gone through a significant amount to kick their problems with addiction.