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  • Ricky Hema jailed for seven years over violent ice-fuelled rampage 
  • The 35-year-old attacked four people in two hours across Sydney
  • Disturbing footage shows a victim being punched in the head and kicked
  • The attacker then leaps in the air and stamps on victim’s motionless body

A man who bashed four people in a two-hour ice-fuelled rampage across Sydney has been jailed for seven years.

Ricky Hema’s three-suburb spree included king hitting a 27-year-old musician before stamping and jumping on his head five times as he lay motionless on the ground.

The 35-year-old was found guilty of two counts of common assault, one of bodily harm and another of grievous bodily harm with intent.

Judge Helen Syme sentenced him to a minimum of five years and three months jail before parole in Sydney’s Downing District Court on Monday.

Hema’s attacks began when he punched a 46-year-old man in the face at the Royal Sheaf Hotel in Burwood at 1.30pm on January 24 last year.

He then kicked and punched a 72-year-old man at the same pub before fleeing to nearby Campsie where he brutally attacked a third man at a unit block car park.

Disturbing CCTV footage showed him punch his 27-year-old victim Oliver Goss in the side of the head and kick and stomp on his face at least five times.

The court heard the victim, a musician, lost three days’ memory and may have permanent brain damage.

Outside court Mr. Goss, whose horrific injuries included a broken nose and eye socket, said his attacker would finally pay for his crimes.

‘It was a pretty brutal attack, I think Mr Hema’s going be taking responsibility for his actions,’ he told reporters.

‘I just think the whole ice thing is a scourge on our society and it’s a really terrible thing.’

After casually walking away from the scene he moved on to outside the Belfield Hotel in Belfield, where he shoulder-charged a 46-year-old man.

Hema initially denied the charges to police but pleaded guilty when the matter made it to court – earning him a 25 per cent sentence discount.

The court heard he had previous convictions for assault, robbery and intimidation and was on parole for them during his rampage.

Judge Syme agreed Hema’s decade of ice addiction contributed to his crimes but did not absolve him of them, especially as he often blamed everyone but himself for his addiction instead of taking responsibility.

The judge recommended he be sent to a rehabilitation program once he was eligible for parole on April 25, 2021.



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