Prescot Man Given 12 Months for Punching Man Who Tried to Intervene in Row

By on Tuesday, March 10, 2015

A Prescot man has been jailed for 12 months after seriously injuring a man in the Watch Maker pub on Eccleston Street.

The incident happened at about 9.15pm on Tuesday 22 July 2014, when Lee Clarkson, 38, was arguing with a woman in the town centre bar. The row became physical, and a bystander approached them to try to calm them down.

Clarkson punched him in the face, leaving him on the ground dazed, bleeding and with a broken jaw.

The victim later needed three operations to fix his jaw and teeth.

The defence argued that Mr Clarkson was suffering from mental health issues and feared imprisonment would ruin progress he had made with his former partner and her teenage son.

Passing sentence, Judge Andrew Menary, QC, said there was no evidence the victim had been aggressive, and yet he had “suffered very significant pain, discomfort and distress and financial loss” as a result of the unprovoked attack.

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