Head stamp man jailed

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A TEENAGER who stamped on a man’s head so hard that he left him with a mis-shapen face has been locked up for two years.

The victim’s jaw was broken in two places but an operation to screw the bones back together was not a complete success and he may need more surgery, Doncaster Crown Court heard.

The 29-year-old Doncaster man said the attack had changed his life forever “because my face is no longer the same”.

He said his mouth and teeth were now out of alignment, which affects his eating, and his appearance has also been affected.

“I can’t believe a good night out ended in this unnecessary, unprovoked attack.”

Doncaster Crown Court heard how Adam Mark Griffiths gave the impression he was “taking a penalty” when he kicked the victim, who was lying on the ground in Hallgate after being punched to the ground by another man.

Prosecutor Susan Evans said the first kick seen by witnesses was to the abdomen but the bilateral jaw fracture appeared to have been caused when Griffiths stamped on his head with his heel.

He and his friend then jogged up the street but were arrested not far away and Griffiths, 18, of Stapleton Road, Warmsworth, pleaded guilty to a charge of inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent.

One witness said Griffiths appeared to be laughing as he made his escape but defence counsel Stuart Roberts said that was not accepted.

Mr Roberts said the offence was completely out of character and out of the blue and it was baffling how he came to be involved.

“He is a quiet, timid young man. This defendant was not the main instigator of the incident. He had got utterly drunk on this occasion, there was no other reason than that.

“One night of idiocy and thuggery will change his life for a long time and he is sorry for his victim.”