Man jailed for part in wheel brace attack outside Great Yarmouth pub

A Great Yarmouth man who struck another man with a wheel brace, fracturing his arm, in an attack outside a pub in the town has been jailed for 10 months.

David Gaylor, 25, from King Street, Yarmouth, appeared at Norwich Crown Court today to be sentenced having pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm and possession of an offensive weapon at about 12.30am on November 28 2010.

Lori Tucker, prosecuting, said Gaylor, who had consumed between 10 and 14 pints of beer, had attended The Clipper Schooner pub, Friars Lane, Yarmouth after being called about a domestic dispute.

Gaylor attended with a friend, David Smith, who accompanied him as he feared he would become involved in the dispute, and the two were later ejected from the pub following an altercation in the toilet.

The landlord's son went out to ask them to leave and was punched twice in the face by Gaylor. The victim's son witnessed the incident and went to assist seeing the two defendants and some girls in the altercation.

Smith, 19, of Station Drive, Reedham, left the scene and armed himself with two wheel braces, one of which was taken by a girl and given to Gaylor who struck the victim, fracturing his arm. He admitted being in possession of an offensive weapon and was sentenced to 120 hours unpaid work as part of a 12 month community order and ordered to pay �105 costs.

Jonathan Morgans, for Gaylor, said he was 'thoroughly ashamed' of what had happened and said but for the alcohol consumed would not have behaved that way.

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Christopher Morgan, for Smith, said he found himself in a situation that was 'completely alien to him'.

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