Chichester Police praises Selsey homophobe’s increased prison sentence

Daniel Cannon, 23, of Petts Close, Selsey.'PICTURE CONTRIBUTED BY SUSSEX POLICE
Daniel Cannon, 23, of Petts Close, Selsey.'PICTURE CONTRIBUTED BY SUSSEX POLICE

POLICE have praised the increased sentencing of a Selsey homophobe.

Daniel Cannon, 23, unemployed, of Petts Close, Selsey, was arrested after he attacked a man at a house in Manor Lane, Selsey, earlier this year.

He pleaded guilty to false imprisonment, perverting the course of justice, ABH and administering poison with intent to injure at Chichester Crown Court and was sentenced.

As reported in the Observer last week, the court of appeal increased his original sentence to nine years with two years of extended licence conditions after release.

Detective Sergeant Mark Gowling said: “What Cannon subjected the victim to was truly horrendous and the victim did, at one stage, think he was going to be killed.

“The attack was brutal and humiliating and although it has left the victim with few physical marks, he has been left him with deep psychological scars.

“We welcome Cannon’s 11-year sentence as now this nasty individual has been taken away from the Selsey area and the victim can start to rebuild his life.

“We would like to thank the victim for his bravery in standing up against his attacker and helping to put him away for a significant time.”

The victim was subjected to a two-and-a-half-hour torture ordeal.

Cannon was arrested nearby in the early hours at his home address.

To read the breaking news of the sentence change, click http://www.chichester.co.uk/news/selsey-torturer-gets-harsher-prison-sentence-1-5655791