Man jailed for 12 months for attack on customer in Notleys pub, Lowestoft

Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

A man who fractured a man's jaw when he punched him in the face during an argument at a Suffolk pub has been jailed for 12 months.

Before Ipswich Crown Court was Dean Lahan, 27, of Dale End, Gisleham, who had denied inflicting grievous bodily harm on Sam Hampton in May 2015.

He was found guilty after a three-day trial.

During the trial the court heard that Mr Hampton, 26, was in Notleys pub in Lowestoft when he heard someone shout an insult at him.

While Mr Hampton was trying to find out who had made the comment Lahan asked if he wanted a fight. Lahan had then punched Mr Hampton to the right side of his face.

Mr Hampton did not seek medical treatment until the next day when he went to hospital after waking up with a swollen jaw and was told he had a fractured jaw.

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