Shaun Warner, 29, of Treharris, inflicted grievous bodily harm on Michael Young at Caravan Park Trecco Bay after insulting a comment about his children’s behavior
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A father has broken a friend’s jaw in an alcohol-fueled “frenzied and violent assault” at a trailer park after he felt offended by a comment about his children’s behaviour.
As a result of the disgusting attack, the victim, Michael Young, also suffered a torn lip and had to take four months off work.
Shaun Warner, 29, lashed out at Michael Young at Trecco Bay Caravan Park in Porthcawl last summer after drinking nine pints of lager, a court heard.
It happened on June 26, 2021 as the pair wrestled and pushed each other.
But the situation calmed down after security forces threatened to have the suspect removed from the premises. Reports from Wales Online.
After being persuaded to let Warner stay, Mr. Young and his assailant returned to their trailer, but the defendant became enraged again and severely beat the victim until he was knocked unconscious.
At a sentencing hearing at Cardiff Crown Court on Friday, Warner took offense at a comment made by Mr Young’s partner about his children.
Prosecutor Josh Scouller said: “The two men stayed up drinking while the children (and partners) went to bed.
“Mr Warner has reignited the argument over the remark about his children.
“Mr Young asked if they could take care of this in the morning but the defendant slapped Mr Young in the face while he was holding an e-cigarette.
“Mr Young fell to the ground and was attacked, repeatedly punched and kicked in the body and kicked at least twice.
“Mr Young felt his jaw clench on the second punch and he passed out.
“The next memory he had was waking up in the intensive care unit at the University Hospital of Wales.”
As a result of the attack, Mr. Young suffered fractures to his jaw, nose and hyoid bone, a severed lip, and various cuts and bruises.
In a victim impact statement, Mr Young said his life was negatively impacted after he suffered permanent nerve damage that caused him difficulty eating and drinking.
His employment was also affected, as he was forced to take a four-month break from his job supervising railroad workers.
The victim added: “My personal life has been affected and I don’t go out to drink and socialize. I’m scared of being attacked when I go out and suffer from depression…
“I struggle to sleep and I’m a shadow of my former self… I’m scared of Shaun and I don’t want to see him again.”
Warner was found guilty after a trial of intentional grievous bodily harm.
The court heard he had previous convictions including brawling, committing mutual assault and using threatening/offensive/offensive words or behavior.
In mitigation, Stephen Thomas said his client was remorseful and accepted his behavior was “completely unacceptable”.
He described the defendant’s actions as an “outbreak of drunken violence” after he lost control.
In sentencing, Judge David Wynn Morgan said, “This was a frantic and violent attack that resulted in serious injury.”
Warner was sentenced to five and a half years in prison, less 128 days in prison.
He was also given an indefinite restraining order.
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