‘Disgraceful’ thug who broke man’s jaw just avoids prison

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A CLUBBER who broke the jaw of a man with a single punch has escaped jail.

Christopher Bowler, aged 24, attacked Glen Pardy - leaving him needing a plate and pins inserting into his jaw - after a disagreement inside Hedonism in Rotherham.

Sheffield Crown Court was told Bowler had been ‘pestering’ Mr Pardy’s girlfriend, and struck out when challenged about his behaviour.

Bev Tait, prosecuting, said Mr Pardy was out with his brother on February 18 when he got a text from his girlfriend, Lisa Campbell, saying a man was following her.

The couple met up and went into Hedonism, where Miss Campbell went to the toilets and her boyfriend went to the bar.

Mr Pardy then saw Bowler touch his girlfriend and refuse to let her pass.

The prosecutor said when Mr Pardy went over to Bowler to remonstrate, Bowler said: “Who do you think you are? Don’t you know who I am and what I can do?”

Bouncers intervened and Mr Pardy was asked to leave.

“He was described as polite and pleasant and he was quite happy to leave,” said Ms Tait.

But Bowler and a friend followed him and said they should go somewhere to sort out their differences. Mr Pardy refused - and was punched in the face.

Bowler, of Primrose Avenue, Brinsworth, admitted assault causing grievous bodily harm and was ordered to pay his victim £2,500 compensation.

Judge Roger Keen QC told him: “This was disgraceful behaviour. You obviously think you are tough and you were pushing your weight around. That sort of violence calls for a prison sentence.”

But after hearing Bowler would lose his job if he was jailed, the judge suspended a six-month prison sentence for a year.

He also ordered Bowler to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work and gave him a three month curfew.