Man left injured in brutal street assault

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court
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A man had his hand broken and a front tooth knocked out when he was set upon in the street.

Daniel Duffy, of Primrose Bank, and Jordan Howe, of Lowland Way, both aged 22, and of Blackpool, denied assault but they were found guilty of the offence after a trial.

They were both sentenced to an eight weeks tagged curfew on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 8pm and 6am and ordered to pay £310 costs plus £60 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Martine Connah, prosecuting, said the victim was attacked outside Bispham’s Squirrel pub on August 17.

During the attack his hand was stamped on and fractured and one of his teeth was knocked out.

The victim said in a personal statement he had had to go backwards and forwards between the fracture clinic and dentist.

He was off work sick from his job as a kitchen manager for eight weeks and could not work.

He added he was worried about bumping into his attackers in the street as Bispham was a small place.

Robert Castle, defending, said neither of the defendants had any previous convictions.