Man who repeatedly stamped on a stranger's head, fracturing his eye socket is jailed

Attacker who left man with fractured eye socket jailed Credit: google

A man who repeatedly stamped on a stranger’s head as he was celebrating a Christmas night out in Bedlington, has been jailed.

Jack Stevenson, 25, launched an unprovoked attack on David Wailes as he was in The Grapes Pub in the Northumberland town on 23 December last year.

The Grapes pub in Bedlington Credit: Google

Stevenson, of Carlton House, Bedlington, was convicted on September 4 at Newcastle Crown Court for wounding, assault and breaching a suspended sentence and as a result, handed down a five year sentence.

There was no altercation or argument that provoked Stevenson to attack the victim.

He launched a single punch that sent Mr Wailes to the floor and then proceeded to stamp on his face.

Stevenson then punched an 18 year old man before fleeing the scene.

Less than two weeks later, officers caught up with him and swooped in to make an arrest.

Detective Sergeant Jason Kell said:

The victim was left with a fractured eye socket but given the ferocity of the attack, his injuries could have been much more severe. Thuggish behaviour like this is simply not acceptable. We want people to feel safe to enjoy their night out, at whatever time of year, without worrying about people like Stevenson.

Detective Sergeant Jason Kell