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Friday, 27 February 2015

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Ulverston man who attacked rugby player sentenced

AN Ulverston man who knocked out a talented rugby player with a single punch has been given a 12-month suspended sentence.

Barrow Island Rugby League player Sam Jones suffered a fractured temporal bone in his head and spent six days in hospital after Michael Cronin attacked him in Barrow on June 25 last year. 

At Preston Crown Court yesterday, Cronin, 28, of Underwood Road, Ulverston, was sentenced to 12 months jail, suspended for two years, and ordered to carry out 275 hours unpaid work.

He had pleaded guilty to a charge of inflicting grievous bodily harm.

See today's Evening Mail for the full story. 



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