Man from Pontypridd jailed for life for an unprovoked attack outside a pub in Church Village.
Written by Gavin on 21st February 2022
A man from Pontypridd has been jailed for life for an unprovoked attack outside a pub in Church Village.
Roger Moore, 57, from Tonypandy repeatedly punched and kicked his 62 year-old victim outside the Hollybush Inn, on July 22, 2021.
The court heard how Moore set upon his victim when he saw him speaking to his girlfriend outside the pub.
He attacked him from behind and continued to kick and punch his him despite the victim laying defenceless on the floor.
A woman who was walking passed the pub saw the attack and intervened, giving the victim a chance to escape. He managed to get back inside the pub but was followed by Moore, who left shortly after.
He was arrested the following day by officers.
The vicious attack caused the victim – who had been recovering from a cancer operation at the time of the incident – to suffer a stroke. He remains in a serious condition in hospital where he is unable to communicate and is confined to a bed.
At the time of the attack Roger Moore was on life licence, having previously been convicted of murder in 1991.
He was found guilty of Section 18 wounding with intent following a trial and appeared for sentence at Cardiff Crown court on Wednesday (16 Feb) when he was jailed for life.
Detective Sergeant Mark Jones, said:
“The victim in this case was subjected to an appalling level of violence which has changed his and his family’s lives forever. They face very challenging times but I do hope that they can find some strength from today’s sentence, knowing that justice has been served.“Roger Moore is a dangerous man who has shown no remorse whatsoever for what he did that night and he deserves to spend the rest of his life in prison.“I would like to pay tribute to the victims’ family who gave evidence on his behalf at court and commend the bravery of those who came forward to intervene that night and who went on to give evidence. I would also thank my police colleagues for their part in this investigation which has taken a very dangerous person off our streets.”