A man was wounded and left permanently scarred after being shoved head-first into a concrete wall in Whitehaven.

Carlisle Crown Court was yesterday shown photos of horrific injuries sustained by Carl Doran in a 2am town centre attack on August 26.

These were caused by 23-year-old Daniel O’Fee following an incident outside Manhattans bar, in Tangier Street, and a verbal altercation after which he “started chasing” Mr Doran.

“Daniel O’Fee then pushed Mr Doran by placing both of his hands between Mr Doran’s shoulder blades from the rear and then shoving him,” said prosecutor Tim Evans.

“That caused Mr Doran to stumble forward and go head-first into a white concrete wall.”

He suffered a “gaping and deep wound” running from forehead to cheek which was stitched.

But this has left Mr Doran with a 12cm permanent scar.

The court was told of the profound effect on Mr Doran in the aftermath, including facial paralysis, head-twitching and loss of confidence and sleep.

“He can’t stand seeing his own reflection,” said Mr Evans.

“He says ‘my ordinary day-to-day routine has been turned upside down’.”

O’Fee, of Queen Street, Whitehaven, admitted unlawful wounding.

Anthony Parkinson, defending, accepted the defendant had accumulated a criminal record amid a lifestyle of weekly work and “binge-drinking at the weekend”.

Mr Parkinson said: “In my submission, the court could properly deal with this by way of a suspended sentence of imprisonment, and hand him a chance to break the offending cycle he has got himself into.

“This has been a significant lesson for him.

“It was a single push to the back. He couldn’t really have envisaged it would lead to the serious injury it did.

“It is extremely unfortunate and regrettable from his point of view.”

After considering the sentence, O’Fee was jailed for 13 months by Judge James Adkin.