Thug broke man's jaw in drunken attack caught on CCTV camera outside bar in Pudsey

A thug broke a man's jaw in an attack which was caught on camera outside a bar in Leeds.

By Tony Gardner
Saturday, 3rd October 2020, 6:00 am

CCTV footage captured the moment Liam Brown carried out the sustained attack on his victim during the incident at Bojangles Bar, Lowtown, Pudsey.

Leeds Crown Court was shown a recording of the incident which took place in August last year.

The victim could be seen talking to members of the door staff and the defendant outside the bar at 1.30am before Brown launched into the attack.

Bojangles Bar, Pudsey

Brown struck the victim several times to the head, leaving him with cuts to his face and nose.

The victim suffered a broken jaw and a dislodged tooth and needed surgery after the attack.

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Brown left the scene after the attack and was arrested after police launched an investigation.

The 32-year-old refused to co-operate with police and made no comment when interviewed.

He was picked out by the victim at an identification procedure.

The court heard Brown's father was a member of door staff on the night of the assault.

Jeremy Hill-Baker, mitigating, said Brown pleaded guilty to the offence at an early stage and described his client's actions as being out of character.

Brown was given ten-month prison sentence, suspended for 18 months, and told to pay £1,500 compensation to the victim

He was also ordered to do 100 hours of unpaid work and was made the subject of an electronically monitored curfew for three months,

Judge Simon Phillips told Brown: "It was an unjustified, unlawful and violent attack.

"You punched him forcefully and repeatedly to the face and to the head.

"The CCTV footage, while not the best quality, shows that you are substantially more powerful and bigger."