Thug attacked women on hen party in Leeds city centre and left one victim with a fractured eye socket

A woman suffered a fractured eye socket after being punched in the face by a drunk thug as she was out on a hen party in Leeds city centre.

Friday, 21st August 2020, 11:45 am
Updated Friday, 21st August 2020, 11:54 am

Nazir Hassain was caught on camera attacking two women in the early hours of June 23 last year.

Leeds Crown Court heard one of the victims still suffers with her injuries more than a year after the incident.

Carmel Pearson, prosecuting, said the incident happened in the early hours of the morning at the junction of Great George Street and Merrion Street.

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The two victims were on a hen party with friends and were sitting on a wall discussing where to go for food when Hassain walked passed with his group of friends.

The court heard words were exchanged between the two groups and the defendant called one of the women a 'sl**'.

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The 22-year-old punched one of the victims in the face with a clenched fist.

He then punched the second woman and knocked her to the ground.

A police van drove past as Hassain carried out the attacks. He ran off but was caught by officers and arrested.

One of the women received treatment at Leeds General Infirmary after suffering a fractured eye socket.

Miss Pearson said she continues to suffer nerve damage and the left side of her face 'feels strange'.

Hassain, of Psalters Lane, Rotherham, pleaded guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Peter Byrne, mitigating, said Hassain has no previous convictions and was sorry and ashamed of what he had done.

The barrister said Hassain carried out the attacks after he had drunk alcohol for the first time.

Mr Byrne said the defendant worked as a supervisor at Smoky Boys restaurant at the Xscape complex, near Castleford.

Hassain was given a 17 month prison sentence, suspended for two years.

He was also ordered to do 200 hours of unpaid work and pay a total of £700 in compensation to his two victims.