Man kicked girl in head at a party – leaving a footprint
PARTYGOERS who attended a bash in Fishponds ended up assaulting a fellow guest, a court heard.
Luke Tanner and Chelsea Hendry turned on Emma Elms, with Hendry pulling her by her hair to the ground and Tanner kicking her in the head.
Bristol Crown Court heard the victim was left battered and bruised and unable to start a job.
Tanner, 25, of Pretoria Road, Patchway, and Hendry, 20, of Arlingham Way, Patchway, both pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm in October last year.
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Tanner also admitted possessing 0.25g of cannabis in December last year, as well as an assault and public order offence in October last year.
The recorder Mr Parker QC jailed Tanner for two years and handed Hendry a 12-month community order involving a four-month curfew, 180 hours' unpaid work and £150 compensation.
Sam Jones, prosecuting, said Hendry pulled Miss Elms to the ground before Tanner kicked her to the face and head, causing significant injuries.
An imprint of Tanner's shoe was left on her temple, the court heard.
Miss Elms identified Tanner from a video identity parade and he denied the offence.
Mr Jones said: "He claimed he was with his girlfriend at the time. Police took a statement from her and it did not support Mr Tanner's account. Miss Hendry was interviewed and made no comment."
The court heard how, in a separate incident, Tanner head-butted an unknown man near a kebab van, before assaulting 50-year-old Michael Woodhouse. Again, Tanner was identified and arrested, but made no comment.
Jason Taylor, defending Tanner, conceded his client had difficulty controlling his temper and said Tanner might be an ideal candidate for a thinking skills programme.
Mr Taylor said Tanner becoming a father would represent a motivation for him to change his ways.
David Martin, defending Hendry, said his client was full of remorse and was "desperately sorry" for what happened. Mr Martin said she worked three nights a week behind the bar at Patchway Labour Club, and was able to put aside £100 a week for compensation.