Late-night assault on older man in Rugby

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WHEN Rugby man Peter Hall returned home from a night of heavy drinking he launched an attack that landed him a suspended jail sentence.

Hall, 30, of Newbold Footpath, pleaded guilty at Warwick Crown Court to inflicting grievous bodily harm on his 56-year-old victim.

He was given a 12-month prison sentence suspended for a year and ordered to do 150 hours of unpaid work, take part in an alcohol programme and pay £1,000 compensation.

The court was told an argument broke out in the early hours of the morning and ended with the victim suffering two broken fingers, multiple fractures to his nose and swelling to his eye socket.

Nicholas Aldridge, defending, said it was not a premeditated offence.