Knife-wielding thug threatened to cut off man’s penis

A thug threatened to cut off a man's penis after hitting him with a hammer and slashing his thigh with a knife.

Violent Kieran Hogan, 23, launched a brutal attack on his victim who he punched and kicked before striking him with a makeshift weapon in August 2019.

The terrified victim managed to escape the attack by climbing through a window at a house in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs.

In a separate incident, face-tattooed Hogan warned a Sainsbury's security guard that he would stab him with a syringe after telling him he had AIDS – saying "you will have AIDS too".

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Hogan has now been jailed for seven years and four months at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court, StokeonTrent Live reports.

Prosecutor Anthony Longworth said: "There was an argument between the defendant and the other man. The defendant lost his temper and began to attack him, striking him several times to the chin.

"The other man attempted to flee from the house. He was unable to do so because the door was locked.

"The assault continued with a number of kicks from the defendant to the man's chin.

"Hogan struck the man across the head with a wooden handled hammer which he picked up at the property.

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"The man recollects being struck twice with the hammer, to his left temple and the back of his head. He was also kicked to the face.

"Not satisfied with that, the defendant obtained a knife and held it to the man's neck and chin area, and the area of his genitals, threatening to cut the man's penis off.

"He stabbed the knife into the man's thigh causing a very slight wound.

"The man was begging for the assault to stop. He was simply laughed at. Hogan continued with the assault, strangling him to the extent he felt he was losing consciousness."

The man managed to break free and escaped to the bathroom. He climbed out of a window and sought refuge at a friend's house. The emergency services were called.

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Hogan ran off with stolen items from the address including a wallet and clothes.

The victim said in a statement that he has since been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and has lost his job due to his ill health following the attack.

Hogan also committed a theft and fraud by false representation on July 31, 2019.

And on February 12, 2020 he entered Sainsbury's, Stoke, and stole a bottle of whisky. He was challenged by security staff and became aggressive.

Mr Longworth said: "He took out a syringe. He removed the cap and said, 'I have got AIDS, if you do not let me go, I will stab you with it and you will have AIDS too'."

Hogan, of Vale Street, Stoke, pleaded guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent; threatening another with an offensive weapon; and three offences of theft and fraud.

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