Cwmbran thug jailed for attack on man in nightclub

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A VIOLENT thug who battered a dad out enjoying the rugby in Newport has been sentenced to eight months in jail.

Shaun Ryan, 25, of Chapel Street, Pontnewydd, Cwmbran, had already pleaded guilty to a charge of unlawful wounding in relation to what the Recorder of Cardiff, Judge Eleri Rees, described as a “totally unprovoked”

attack on 40-year-old Julian Parry from Newport.

Mr Parry had been out in the city centre with friends watching the Heineken Cup rugby quarter- finals on TV on April 8.

The court heard the group eventually moved to the Bird Cage nightclub, on Market Street, where Shaun Ryan was out with his girlfriend. Cardiff Crown Court heard how as Mr Parry went to the bar in the packed club, Ryan’s girlfriend alleged Mr Parry groped her.

The court was then shown CCTV footage of the incident which showed Ryan returning from off the screen to land a succession of punches on the unsuspecting Mr Parry, the second of which had so much force it sent the dad of one staggering backwards into other revellers.

The attack left Mr Parry requiring around 20 stitches on both the inside and outside of his mouth and has left him with a prominent jagged scar above his lip, the court heard.

Ryan, who has previous convictions for affray and assault, was arrested at the scene in the early hours of April 9 and told police “He grabbed my girlfriend. Yeah I hit him, who wouldn’t?”

But the judge said: “Mr Parry was simply at the bar trying to buy a drink. Your girlfriend said he had touched her and you didn’t think twice and attacked him.

It was a totally unprovoked attack.

“Mr Parry suffered a very serious injury and deep shock and he did not deserve any of that.”

The judge jailed Ryan for eight months saying he would have to serve at least four months of that.

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3:10pm Fri 26 Oct 12

cwmbran man says...

The judge jailed Ryan for eight months saying he would have to serve at least four months of that.

Ooh not a whole 4 months heaven forbid, these senseless attacks end in death all over the country, and as a deterrent 4 months is complete joke, shame on you Eleri Rees.
The judge jailed Ryan for eight months saying he would have to serve at least four months of that. Ooh not a whole 4 months heaven forbid, these senseless attacks end in death all over the country, and as a deterrent 4 months is complete joke, shame on you Eleri Rees. cwmbran man
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3:21pm Fri 26 Oct 12

gathin says...

Haven't we already covered this thread?
Bring back the birch and install stocks in John Frost Sq so these thugs and socially inapt mugs can be embarrassed and hopefully the shame of being whipped in public might stop another act of mindless violence that could have killed somebody and ruined a famillies life.
Haven't we already covered this thread? Bring back the birch and install stocks in John Frost Sq so these thugs and socially inapt mugs can be embarrassed and hopefully the shame of being whipped in public might stop another act of mindless violence that could have killed somebody and ruined a famillies life. gathin
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3:31pm Fri 26 Oct 12

cwmbran man says...

The whipping should not be saved just for these scumbags, these worthless judges who are destabilising society with their liberal sentencing should be whipped too.
The whipping should not be saved just for these scumbags, these worthless judges who are destabilising society with their liberal sentencing should be whipped too. cwmbran man
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8:30am Sat 27 Oct 12

digispamman says...

birch him, put him in the stocks and then give him 2 years in solitary confinement on a diet of dog dirt and raw roadkill!,,,,,,,,,,,
,,SCUM!
birch him, put him in the stocks and then give him 2 years in solitary confinement on a diet of dog dirt and raw roadkill!,,,,,,,,,,, ,,SCUM! digispamman
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2:00am Sun 28 Oct 12

aevs74 says...

Brain dead, I would give him another year maybe two before he is back behind bars. Next time hopefully it will be a longer sentence. Total loser
Brain dead, I would give him another year maybe two before he is back behind bars. Next time hopefully it will be a longer sentence. Total loser aevs74
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