Man jailed for vicious attack which left victim with fractured skull and hearing loss
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A man has been jailed after he assaulted another man at a pub in Moorgate, leaving the victim with a fracture to the left side of his head, bleeding on the brain, loss of hearing and retrograde amnesia.
Following an investigation by the City of London Police, David Pattinson, 45 of Duke Street, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU2, was sentenced to seven years imprisonment on Thursday 20 January 2022 at Inner London Crown Court for grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent. Pattison is required to serve at least two thirds of his sentence before being eligible to apply for early release.
He was previously found guilty by a jury on Thursday 6 January 2022.
Detective Sergeant Ben Hurley, from the City of London Police, said:
“This was a vicious and senseless attack; the victim sustained injuries that have had a huge impact on his life and he will now have to live with those forever.
“I hope that the sentence passed down today brings some closure to the victim, although no sentence will make up for how much these injuries have changed his life.”
The attack took place on Monday 11 February 2019 at a pub in Moorgate. CCTV footage from the pub showed Pattison entering the pub at 20:32 hours.
Pattison made his way to the bar before approaching a table where the victim was sat with another person. The CCTV footage showed Pattison, the victim and the other person talking around the table.
At 20:41 hours after several minutes of conversation, the footage showed Pattison and the victim squaring up to each other. The pair began fighting in the pub before the fight spilled out onto the street.
Pattison headbutted, punched and kneed the victim in the face, causing the victim to fall to the floor unconscious. Pattison then kicked the victim in the head twice before the other person who was sat at the table intervened.
When interviewed, Pattison claimed that he didn’t know why he had been arrested and that he hadn’t done anything wrong.
The victim sustained a number of injuries, including retrograde amnesia meaning the victim has no recollection of the night or the attack. The victim had to be off work for nearly two years as a result of the injuries.