Man locked up for attack

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A 19-YEAR-OLD man “jumped and stamped” on a railway maintenance worker’s face in Sheffield city centre, leaving him unconscious for 15 minutes and causing him possible brain damage, a court heard.

Jeroham Duncan, of Mary’s Walk, Hyde Park, attacked Warren Wild near Carver Street after their two groups of friends clashed.

Witnesses described hearing a “loud crack” and seeing Warren “bleeding profusely”. He spent six days in hospital and was forced to take six weeks off work.

Sheffield Crown Court was told Duncan had drunk around four pints of lager and four double vodkas before the incident last May. His defence counsel said: “He did something really stupid – he very much regrets it.”

Admitting assault occasioning actual bodily harm, Duncan was sentenced to two years and four months in a young offender’s institution, minus 135 days spent in custody.

The court heard his criminal career began aged 13 with a conviction for battery, followed by sentences for robbery, assaulting a constable, threatening behaviour, common assault and knife possession.