Nose break thug jailed

Preston Crown Court
Preston Crown Court
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A THUG was jailed after he admitted breaking a man’s nose in a violent street attack.

Kelvin Chamberlain, 31, had accused his victim of restarting a relationship with an ex-girlfriend.

Chamberlain of Mornington Road, Lytham, pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm has been jailed for 18 months.

The victim was celebrating his birthday last April in St Annes and ended up in the Vogue nightclub.

Preston Crown Court was told Chamberlain approached him there and accused him of restarting a relationship with the woman.

At around 3am, the victim left the club and was on his way home when Chamberlain punched him on the nose and headbutted him in the mouth, causing him to fall to the ground.

The injured man dialled 999 on his mobile phone. The defendant continued to chase him for a distance.

A PC arrested Chamberlain on St Thomas Road, St Annes.

The injured man needed surgery on his fractured nose.

Judge Recorder Maurice Greene, told Chamberlain: “In my judgment, this was an unprovoked attack which caused serious injury.

“It is aggravated by your previous convictions for similar offences.

“It is quite clear to me that only a custodial sentence can be justified. This is too serious for anything other than an immediate custodial sentence”.