Violent Retford man jailed again

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A violent Retford man who had been out of prison for only nine days when he attacked a man has been jailed for 16 months.

Daniel Smith, 19, of Portland Road, punched Joel Kemp in the eye then kicked him in the face, Nottingham Crown Court was told.

The assault took place at the skate park at Kings Park, Retford, where Smith had attacked some one else on an earlier occasion in a similar manner, the court heard.

Sue Matthews, prosecuting, said Mr Kemp was sitting in the skate park with friends having a drink on 28th April this year when one of the group accused him of hitting a 12-year-old.

Smith heard the allegation and walked up to Mr Kemp, hitting him in the eye then kicking him.

The victim went to a supermarket for help and was treated at hospital for a swollen eye and cut underneath it.

Smith, who pleaded guilty to assault causing actual bodily harm, had been released on licence nine days earlier after serving an 18 months sentence for assault.

He had punched a man to the ground and stamped on him in Moorgate, Retford, the court was told.

He had also punched a man and hit him with a metal pole at the lock at the rear of Asda.

In mitigation it was said Mr Kemp himself had a caution for assault. Smith had gven him a ‘good black eye.’

Judge Andrew Hamilton told Smith: “Nine days after being released on licence you assault a young man by punching him to the face then kicking him to the face.”