Sheffield thug narrowly spared from jail after breaking man's jaw in attack
A booze-fuelled thug who thought he was protecting two girls during a dispute has narrowly been spared from jail after breaking a man’s jaw.
Sheffield Crown Court heard on July 12 how Jamie Edge, aged 30, of Beaumont Close, Manor, punched and kicked a man whom he believed had been involved in a dispute with two 16-year-old girls.
Recorder Michael Fanning told Edge: “You were entitled to challenge him on their behalf but you were not entitled to take the law into your own hands.”
Rosemary Kavanagh, prosecuting, said the defendant and his partner arrived at the Londis petrol station on City Road, Sheffield, in a taxi before Edge shouted at the complainant, punched him in his face and kicked him in an attack.
Ms Kavanagh added that the complainant suffered a fractured upper-jaw and nasal bones and was left vomiting blood.
Edge, who has previous convictions, pleaded guilty to causing unlawful wounding without intent after the incident in July, 2020.
Andrew Smith, defending, said that the catalyst was that two young girls were apparently being harassed and Edge had wanted to do something about the situation.
Mr Smith added: “Because the defendant was drunk he misread the situation and became involved in a criminal activity.”
Recorder Fanning, who acknowldeged the defendant’s remorse, sentenced Edge to 10 months of custody suspended for 18 months.
Edge was also sentenced to an Alcohol Abstinence Requirement, a rehabilitation requirement and 120 hours of unpaid work.
Edge must also pay the complainant £1,000 in compensation.