Gosport father’s fight for justice goes on

JUSTICE Terry Jeans and son Simon, inset
JUSTICE Terry Jeans and son Simon, inset
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THE father of a soldier who was killed in Croatia will face a wait to hear the result of an appeal into the sentencing of one of the attackers.

Terry Jeans, from Bridgemary in Gosport, has spent 16 years travelling to Croatia visiting courts after his son, Private Simon Jeans, was killed in 1996.

Simon Jeans

Simon Jeans

In June last year, one of his attackers, Dejan Skaro, was found guilty of hitting the 25-year-old on the head with a rock. He was given a suspended sentence which lawyers appealed against. Mr Jeans is likely to hear the result of the appeal by the end of next week.

Judges will either uphold the sentence, overturn it to send Skaro to prison, or send the case for a retrial.

Pte Jeans died from a brain haemorrhage following an attack by a group of thugs.