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Sunday, 26 October 2014

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Cumbrian man jailed for attack in toilet

A young father who violently attacked a man in a gents toilet cubicle, kicking his face when he fell to the ground, has been jailed.

Twenty-two-year-old Jamie McCrossan launched a “vicious and wholly unprovoked” attack on Scott Bowe, Recorder Paul O’Brien said, knocking out three teeth.

Carlisle Crown Court heard how McCrossan went into a cubicle in the toilets of The Bounty pub in Maryport last September and attacked him from behind.

“You punched him in the back of the head,” Mr O’Brien said. “He went down on the ground and you kicked him twice in the face.”

Mr Bowe had braces on his teeth and had to have three teeth removed, the court heard.

“For a very, very long time in the future and, at great expense, he will have problems with his teeth,” the recorder said. “After you kicked him in that way you ran out of the pub whooping as you did so in a celebratory way. There is no doubt this was a vicious and wholly unprovoked attack.”

The court heard yesterday that it was not McCrossan’s first conviction for violence. He had been in court in August in 2006 for causing actual bodily harm, and again in September that year, followed by a battery conviction in 2008, and two assaults causing actual bodily harm in December 2008 and May 2009.

McCrossan, of Greenwood Terrace, Maryport, was sentenced to 15 months. The court heard he had a two-and-a-half year old daughter and his partner, not the mother of his child, was expecting a baby in September.

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