Health worker left with hole in face after ‘ferocious’ punch outside pub

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A healthcare worker was left with a hole in his face after being hit with a “ferocious punch” outside a pub.

Jamie Llewellyn punched Daniel Hainsby outside the Railway Inn in Bridgend in the “unprovoked” attack after an altercation inside the pub.

The 22-year-old former bouncer floored his victim with a single punch causing a puncture wound in his cheek that left him scarred for life.

On Wednesday CCTV was played to Cardiff Crown Court showing several people spilling onto the street after an altercation between drinkers inside the pub. During the altercation Mr Hainsby was pinned to a table by an unknown male.

Video footage showed a scuffle break out before Llewellyn threw the punch leaving Mr Hansby laying on the street.

Martha Smith-Higgins, prosecuting, said Llewellyn threw one single punch during the incident in the early hours of August 3, 2019.

It caused Mr Hainsby’s teeth to tear a hole in his cheek which required 11 stitches and caused scarring both inside and outside.



The Railway Inn in Bridgend, pictured in 2016
The Railway Inn in Bridgend, pictured in 2016

Llewellyn had worked as a bouncer at the pub in Derwen Road but was not on duty at the time of the attack. The court heard he was “concerned” for his previous colleagues during the incident.

He was later arrested by South Wales Police and told officers Mr Hainsby had spat at him. He was later shown the CCTV of the incident causing him to change his account and become “apologetic”.

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Ms Smith-Higgins read Mr Hainsby’s victim impact statement to the court describing the “unprovoked attack”.

Mr Hainsby said the attack forced him to take two to three weeks off work and left the 25-year-old afraid to socialise in pubs.

The court heard Llewellyn is of previous good character and is now working as a welder.

Llewellyn previously pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful wounding.

Recorder Bull QC handed Llewellyn, of Browning Close, Bridgend, a sentence of nine months imprisonment suspended for 18 months.

He said: “You lost your temper, whether through drink or some other reason, and decided to intervene. It was a ferocious punch.”

Llewellyn was also ordered to pay £1,000 compensation to the victim, £1,000 towards prosecution costs, and a £149 victim surcharge.



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