Leeds pub thug jailed over stool attack

Jeffrey Bingham.

Jeffrey Bingham.

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A thug who punched a man unconscious before hitting him repeatedly over the head with a stool in an unprovoked pub attack has been jailed.

Jeffrey Bingham left his victim with a serious head wounding following the assault in the Regent pub, Kirkgate, in Leeds city centre.

Bingham, 33, was given a four year sentence after pleading guilty to wounding with intent.

The incident happened on October 13 last year as the victim was drinking in the pub with his dad.

The attack was captured on CCTV footage.

Ben Campbell, prosecuting, said Bingham went up to the table where the victim was and sat down next to him.

The men spoke to each other briefly before Bingham suddenly punched the victim to the face, knocking him off his seat.

Bingham then picked up a stool and used the legs to strike him three times in the head.

Bingham returned to his drink after the attack and took a few sips before leaving the pub.

He left his baseball cap at the scene and was arrested after his DNA was discovered on it.

Regulars at the pub also recognised Bingham as the attacker.

The victim was taken to hospital by ambulance and had to have the head wound glued.

Bingham, of Highbury Road, Meanwood, has previous convictions for inflicting grievous bodily harm, assault, criminal damage and breaching court orders.

Narinder Rathour, mitigating, said Bingham pleaded guilty to the offence at an early opportunity.

He said Bingham had drunk six or seven pints before the attack and reacted in a way he should not have done.

Jailing Bingham, Recorder Henry Prosser said: “You have a substantial number of previous convictions.”

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