A Leeds man has been jailed for his part in a revenge attack on a stag night reveller in an attack motivated over some minor damage to a car.
Victim David Roberts, who had travelled to the city from his home in Manchester, was so drunk he couldn’t defend himself from the attack.
He suffered a fractured jaw in three places following numerous blows to the head.
One of his attackers Hafeez Mukhtar, 25, of Kendal Close, was jailed for 18 months after he was found guilty by a jury of inflicting grievous bodily harm during the attack in the Headlingley Lane area back in April 2012.
Prosecutor Andrew Dallas said Mr Roberts had been crossing the road and made accidental contact with the wing mirror of a car containing Mukhtar and other men.
Mr Dallas said the victim remembered little about the attack on him.
He was hospitalised and later had to undergo surgery to repair his damaged jaw.
Bradford Crown Court heard that Mukhtar had no previous convictions.
His lawyer Tom Rushbrooke said his behaviour had been out of character and claimed he was with the wrong people at the wrong time.
Judge John Potter said Mukhtar and possibly two others had launched an unprovoked attack on Mr Roberts.
The judge said Mukhtar had punched and kicked the complainant.
An eye-witness’s statement which was read out in court described how Mr Roberts was “too drunk” to defend himself from the attack.
“It follows that this was an unprovoked attack upon a drunken male incapable, as a consequence of drink, of defending himself,” the judge told Mukhtar.
“It was inspired by revenge, in my view, for the perceived damage to the car.”
The Headingley area of Leeds is a popular destination for drinking, with stag and hen dos often travelling to the area’s various bars and pubs.