DJ jailed for chopping off man’s finger with meat cleaver after he posts video of ‘barbaric’ attack on Snapchat – Telegraph.co.uk

Mr Mann was selling drugs for Halstead, the court heard, but the DJ suspected money had gone missing.

Halstead denied the attack and said a mystery man called Mr Biggs had ambushed Mr Mann while they were in the graveyard. But Mr Edwards said Mr Biggs was “a figment of Halstead’s imagination”.

Halstead, of Newport, South Wales, was found guilty of wounding with intent after a five-day trial. He admitted escaping police custody for running away from officers after initially being arrested.

His on-off girlfriend Nicole Seaborne, also of Newport, was cleared of allegedly providing him with the weapon.

The judge, Recorder Christopher Clee QC, called the attack “utterly barbaric” and said the filming had been done to make Mr Mann seem “pathetic”.

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