Bradford Crown Court heard how Adrian Feather punched, kicked
and stamped on Verona Benson and hit Tracey Williams while out in
Keighley town centre, earlier this summer.
He was jailed for six and a half years, this week.
According to Bradford's Telegraph and Argus, Benson and Williams
were attending a wedding reception on 9 July when Feather launched
The pair had briefly left the Cavendish Street hotel when the
young father began shouting abuse at them. Moments later he punched
Benson in the face, flooring her.
He then punched and kicked her repeatedly before stamping on her
ankle, fracturing it twice.
Despite pleading for him to stop while bleeding from the nose and
eye socket, Feather continued his attack. When Williams tried to
intervene she was also punched in the face.
He then fled the scene, but was arrested the following day.
In a statement to the court, Benson said she had lost her
independence, felt trapped in her home and cried every day.
In mitigation, Feather's barrister, Giles Bridge, stressed his
young age and said he had pleaded guilty before seeing the medical
evidence in the case. He had a partner and child, accepted that he
drank too much and was motivated to change.
After the case, Detective Constable Gareth Hamer, of Airedale and
North Bradford CID, told the Telegraph and Argus: "We are very
pleased with the sentence passed in this case.
"This was a mindless attack and should be a warning to other
would-be criminals that if you commit serious crimes you will be
put behind bars."