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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

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Barrow thug punched and kicked man in frenzied revenge attack

A BARROW thug nicknamed “Big Mac” has been jailed after punching, kicking and stamping a man in an unprovoked street attack.

Jonathan MacMillan, 22, of Provincial Street, assaulted Paul Turner on September 22, leaving him with a black eye and a swollen left knee.

He was sent to prison for 100 days at Furness Magistrates’ Court yesterday, after pleading guilty to the charge of common assault.

The frenzied attack took place outside Mr Turner’s ex-girlfriend’s house in Dale Bank, Barrow, at 3pm.

Mr Turner was sat on the side of the road when MacMillan lashed out at him.

Mrs Pam Ward, prosecuting, said Mr Turner had lent MacMillan £30, and had approached MacMillan’s grandmother to recover the money.

The court was told that MacMillan “snapped” after seeing Mr Turner sat on the kerb, and attacked him as revenge for pestering his grandmother.

Mrs Ward said: “[MacMillan] attacked Mr Turner, went away and came back again for a second time.

“This was an unprovoked and sustained attack, and his injuries were so serious they needed to be X-rayed at Furness General Hospital.”

The assault was caught on CCTV and footage of the incident was showed in court.

Mr Trystan Roberts, defending, said there was a history of “ill feeling” between the two men.

He said: “[Mr Turner] approached the defendant’s grandmother and demanded in a threatening manner some money he was owed to him.

“Having come across [Mr Turner] in the street, [MacMillan] accepts that he snapped.

“Unfortunately, there had been a history of ill feeling between the two of them.”

District judge Gerald Chalk sentenced MacMillan to 100 days in jail.

He said: “I have no alternative but to send you to custody immediately. I’m concerned about your record and the sheer level of violence used in the assault.

“You have a problem with your temper and you need to address it.”

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U want to know about justice Bazza; justice is being able to protect your family from the sharks out there in this world, who just want to get their grimy little hands on that which is yours, without any fear of incarceration. Keep your opinions to yourself next time squire...

Posted by Big Mac on 31 January 2014 at 18:36

Just what is going on with justice in this town? The leniency appears to occur time after time. Sheer level of violence! stated by district judge. Is there some reluctance to give an appropriate sentence?

Posted by Bazza B on 13 December 2013 at 19:17

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