South Yorkshire thug knocked fellow drinker unconscious
A South Yorkshire thug who knocked a fellow drinker unconscious after starting a fight in a pub has been ordered to carry out unpaid work.
Ashley Cadman punched his victim without warning while they were chatting at the bar in the Corner Pin, in Barnsley, at around 10.15pm, on November 17, 2018.
The man picked himself up from the floor and followed Cadman out onto Wellington Street, where there was an altercation, involving around five other people.
Cadman punched him again and he fell to the ground, hitting his head on the pavement.
He was left with a five-inch gash in his head, which required five stitches, a black eye and bruising, Sheffield Crown Court heard on Friday.
Edward Moss, mitigating, urged the judge to suspend any sentence, saying that his client had matured since the assault and has just started in a full time job.
Cadman, 30, of Litton Walk, Barnsley, pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
Judge Graham Reeds QC said he had a poor record until 2013 when he received a suspended sentence for wounding, but it demonstrated he could comply with court orders and he has not been in trouble since November 2018.
He imposed a six month prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, and ordered him to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work.
“If you commit a further offence in the next year then the likelihood is this sentence will be activated,” the judge added.