Man’s eye socket was fractured during attack

Man’s eye socket was fractured during attack

Man’s eye socket was fractured during attack

First published in News

A 28-year-old man who fractured a man’s eye socket during a brawl will be sentenced at Bradford Crown Court on May 7.

Luke Thompson, 28, of Elm Grove in Keighley, was originally charged with causing Anthony Stewart grievous bodily harm with intent, but his plea of guilty to the less serious offence of inflicting grievous bodily harm was accepted by the prosecution last Wednesday.

Sohail Khan, barrister for the Crown, said punches were exchanged by both men in the fight on July 24 last year.

Thompson knocked Mr Stewart to the ground and punched him in the face.

“There is two-way traffic, as far as dealing of the blows is concerned,” Mr Khan said.

The court was told that Thompson had a previous conviction for assault, and he was imprisoned for four years for robbery in 2010.

His barrister, Kate Bisset, said he is in work, and he and his partner were expecting their first child.

Judge David Hatton QC adjourned the case for the preparation of a report from the probation service.

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