A man has been jailed after a fight in a pub in Moorgate left another man with amnesia and unable to work for two years due to the seriousness of his injuries.
The attack took place on February 11, 2019 with CCTV footage showing David Pattinson, 45, of Duke Street, Luton, entering the pub at 8.32pm.
Pattison made his way to the bar before approaching a table where the victim was sat with another person.
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The CCTV footage showed the three of them talking around the table.
At 8.41pm, Pattinson and the victim were seen squaring up to each other and began fighting in the pub before spilling out into the street.
Pattison headbutted, punched and kneed the victim in the face, causing the victim to fall to the floor unconscious.
He 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 was left with a fracture to the left side of his head, bleeding on the brain, loss of hearing and retrograde amnesia, which means he has no recollection of the night or the attack.
He was off work for nearly two years as a result of the injuries.
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Following an investigation by the City of London Police, Pattinson was sentenced to seven years imprisonment on Thursday January 20, 2022 at Inner London Crown Court after being found guilty of 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.
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.”
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