A father out for a walk with is family was left severely injured after being set upon by a group of thugs.

Dad Jason Perry had been walking down a river path with his wife, his 13-year-old daughter, and the family dog when a group of drunken teenagers attacked him.

Jason's jaw was subsequently broken into five pieces during the horrific attack, and left "hanging from his face", NorthWalesLive reports.

George Dee, 19, and Jay Williams, 18, admitted causing grievous bodily harm with intent, as well as threatening behaviour on social media after the horrific attack.

Dee was jailed for 35 months, and Williams for 29 months in the wake of the attack.

Caernarfon Crown Court heard that Jason had encountered three youths while walking down a river pathway.

Prosecutor John Philpotts told the court that treating the injuries to Jason's jaw was a "particularly challenging" operation.

The injuries were consistent with being stamped on or kicked while on the ground.

Jason was forced to avoid eating hard food, and said it felt like his jaw was under a local anaesthetic as a result of the attack.

The judge, Recorder Simon Mills, said that the attackers had started to harass the family before losing their tempers.

Jason had gone to the aid of his daughter before the teens turned on him, carrying out a "brutal" attack which left his jaw hanging from his face.

A specialist facial surgeon claimed it was one of the worst jaw fractures he had ever come across, and that Jason would never fully recover.

The teenagers caused injuries which were "grave and permanent".

Ryan Rothwell, defending, said Dee had been just 17 at the time.

He had an “unstable” upbringing and was expelled from college but now had employment.

Richard Edwards, for Williams, said his behaviour couldn’t be excused. He left school at 15 with no qualifications and had no father figure.

He was 16 at the time of the violence.

“He wants to come out (of detention) a better person,” counsel added.

Williams was remorseful, Mr Edwards said.

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