VIOLENT YOB PUNCHED A HELPLESS MAN ELEVEN TIMES

    VIOLENT YOB PUNCHED A HELPLESS MAN ELEVEN TIMES

    A violent yob viciously punched a helpless man eleven times – breaking his nose and leaving him with two black eyes during a drink-fuelled confrontation, a court heard.

    Peter Dennis, 28, went “over the top” and launched a furious “flurry of punches” on Karl Goacher outside a train station.

    Prosecuting, Nigel Clive, told Hull Crown Court, East Yorks., that Dennis and Mr Goacher had been drinking on the day of the attack on December 5.

    There was some trouble aboard a train from Lincoln to Grimsby before Dennis launched an attack on Mr Goacher outside Grimsby train station, North East Lincs.

    After pushing Mr Goacher backwards, Dennis leaned on top of his victim and punched him 11 times before walking away.

    Mr Goacher was taken to hospital with “nasty” cuts to his face, a broken nose and black eyes.

    Mitigating, Laura Marshall, said Dennis was appalled at his behaviour, took full responsibility for his actions and wanted to apologise to his victim.

    She said: “He went over the top and his behaviour was something which should never have happened.”

    Jailing Dennis for a year, Judge David Tremberg told him that if he “behaved like a yob, you have got to be sentenced like a yob”.

    Judge Tremberg said: “You unleashed a wholly uncalled-for violent assault on him, knocking him over a low flower bed and then launching yourself on top of him and thumping him in the face and head with 11 full-force blows.

    “You are a large, powerful man and he was in no position to defend himself.

    “You could not control your drunken temper. He did not lay a finger on you.”

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