A THUG who ‘lived the high life’ until he lost his well-paid job has been locked up after attacking a teenager with a metal bar in a Sheffield chip shop.
Sheffield Crown Court heard binge drinker Jack Walker, aged 23, smacked 15-year-old Gian Carlo Brigaldi in the face with an iron bar or car steering wheel lock in an unprovoked attack at The Admiral fish and chip shop in Mosborough.
The teenager needed 11 stitches to two cuts to his face, which left blood all over the chip shop floor. The attack was captured on CCTV.
The court heard Walker was making up to £900 a week as a contractor replacing overhead lights on the motorway widening project on the M1 at Tinsley. But when the contract ended he got bored and started binge drinking.
Neil Coxon, prosecuting, said Walker had a string of previous convictions for violence and was jailed for 12 months in October for racially-aggravated criminal damage against a taxi driver.
He said the teenage victim was in the chip shop when he was assaulted by Walker.
Walker, of Hollybank Road, Woodthorpe, admitted assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
Defending, Dermot Hughes said: “He accepts the footage shows a very ugly incident. To his credit, when shown the CCTV, he was stunned into shamed silence.”
Mr Hughes said Walker had been well paid and had been ‘living the high life’.
He said: “He was spending money lavishly and living a very pleasant lifestyle. Then the contract came to an end. He became bored and started living the low life. He has learned a very bitter lesson.”
Recorder William Lowe QC jailed Walker for four months.