A Brownsover man who head-butted and kicked his victim during a “sustained attack” has narrowly avoided an immediate prison sentence.
Scott Andrew Wilson’s 14-week jail term was suspended for 12 months.
His victim had two broken front teeth, a swollen lip, scaring to the bridge of his nose and suffered pain and bruising to his chest, a court heard.
Wilson, 27, of Dovedale Close, Brownsover, appeared before Nuneaton magistrates for sentence on December 19 after earlier admitting assaulting a man in Rugby on October 27, causing actual bodily harm.
Prosecutor Naila Iqbal said the weekend incident happened in the early hours when the eventual victim went into Rugby town centre “for a few drinks.” In a statement to police he said Wilson punched him once in the face, causing him to fall to the ground. Wilson then “kicked him to the head and chest area.”
Wilson had nine previous convictions for 16 offences, including assault with intent to rob.
Mitigating, solicitor Simon Marlow-Ridley said Wilson “very much regretted” the assault and “putting himself back in trouble.
Sentencing, presiding magistrate Andrew Gilroy told Wilson: “It was a sustained attack. You head-butted, you kicked the victim.”
Wilson was also ordered to pay £230 compensation.