Baseball bat thug is jailed for 12 years

A man who bludgeoned innocent victims with a baseball bat, told police 'I have every intention of killing anyone - man, woman or child' before launching an hour-long campaign of extreme violence.

David Loch battered four unsuspecting strangers after officers released him following his arrest on suspicion of assaulting his partner's friend by smashing their head into a bath.

He has now been jailed for 12 years after being branded 'dangerous' by a judge.

David Loch attacked four unsuspecting strangers after being released by Kent Police who arrested him on suspicion of assaulting his partner's friend and smashing their head in a bath

David Loch attacked four unsuspecting strangers after being released by Kent Police who arrested him on suspicion of assaulting his partner's friend and smashing their head in a bath

He attacked four people, including homeless man Brian Lindop, Germans Blimov, James Barton and finally Sohan Diner in an hour-long rampage in Margate, Kent

He attacked four people, including homeless man Brian Lindop, Germans Blimov, James Barton and finally Sohan Diner in an hour-long rampage in Margate, Kent

Officers captured the moment of Loch's arrest on their body-worn cameras

Officers captured the moment of Loch's arrest on their body-worn cameras 

The 28-year-old thug beat homeless man Brian Lindop 20 times around the head, torso and arms after screaming at him to 'get up' from the doorway of the former Primark store in Margate, Kent.

Frenzied Loch then struck Germans Blimov five times over the head with the metal weapon, broke both his arms, and robbed him.

The thug then punched, kicked and stamped on James Barton's face in a shelter.

When Mr Barton fled to the High Street, Loch tracked him down, rained more blows and robbed him of £5.

He then headbutted passerby Sohan Diner twice and, seemingly aided by a woman, demanded his belongings, but the victim escaped.

Prosecutor Oliver Kirk told Canterbury Crown Court Loch's violence came shortly after he smashed his partner's friend's face into a bath.

'Loch took hold of Rosemary Jordan's hair and banged her face against the bath handrail,' he said.

'He attempted to do this a second

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