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Man has jaw broken in four places in unprovoked attack
9:00am Friday 17th August 2012 in News
A MAN who’s vicious attack left his victim with a jaw broken in four places has been jailed for two years.
Leon Greylish, of Handforth Lane, Halton Lodge, punched the 23-year-old man without warning on April 13.
Warrington Crown Court heard on Friday how the 32-year-old had been ‘drinking to excess’ after his partner had kicked him out.
Greylish and two other men were on Masefield Avenue, Widnes at 11.50pm when victim Aaron Condron and his friend walked past.
John Oates, prosecuting, said that following a brief conversation Greylish walked around him, suddenly swinging round and hitting him in the face.
The father-of-one had an aggressive look on his face, with his teeth bared, grunting as he unleashed the blow, the court heard.
Mr Condron heard his jaw crack, and then fell to the floor and curled up into a ball as Greylish kicked him in the head, back and legs..
He was taken to hospital to be treated for a double fracture to his jaw with a metal plate inserted.
Greylish was arrested at home four days later.
When quizzed by police about cuts on his knuckles he claimed to have fallen through a window.
The court heard that Greylish has 30 convictions for 66 offences, although his last offence for violence was a charge of GBH in 2001.
Defending, Sarah Griffin, said: “He has been at great pains to express to me that this offence is out of character.
“This isn’t something he would consider doing while sober.”
But Judge Nicholas Woodward jailed Greylish for two years - his third custodial sentence in 2012.
He said: “It’s inevitable when anybody is attacked in an unprovoked manner like this.
“People are dreadfully emotionally upset and struggle to put their lives back together as they try to understand why this has been done to them.”