Thug who battered husband and wife in front of their terrified children after woman complained about people swearing in a pub walks free from court
- Gavin and Suzanne Webb were attacked on Buxton High Street on February 24
- Their children saw the ‘unprovoked assault’ that left Mrs Webb unconscious
- Her teeth were also broken while Mr Webb suffered with cuts and bruises
- It happened after Mrs Webb complained about swearing in front of her children
- Jack Lomas was given a 34-week jail sentence suspended for 12 months
A thug who left a mother unconscious after he attacked her and her husband in front of their horrified young children walked away from court with a suspended sentence.
Jack Lomas, from North Reddish, Stockport, was given a 34-week jail sentence suspended for 12 months after admitting to two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
He punched parents Gavin and Suzanne Webb on Buxton High Street in Derbyshire on February 24 and left them bloodied and bruised.
Suzanne Webb was left unconscious after she and her husband, Gareth, were battered in front of their terrified children on Buxton High Street on February 24
The CCTV footage shows Lomas launching a powerful blow at Mrs Webb as she took off her jacket, leaving her knocked out on the pavement
The incident was sparked after Mrs Webb complained about a woman swearing in front of her children in the pub.
She was knocked unconscious and suffered broken teeth while Mr Webb suffered cuts and bruises.
The CCTV footage shows Lomas launching a powerful blow at Mrs Webb as she took off her jacket, leaving her knocked out on the pavement.
Mr Webb gets up from the floor to confront him a second time but is punched to the ground again.
The incident which also left Mrs Webb with broken teeth was sparked when she complained about a woman swearing in front of her children in the pub
Mr Webb said the thug even squared up to his 12-year-old son
Police described it as a ‘vicious, unprovoked assault’.
Magistrates said Lomas must also carry out 180 hours of unpaid work and pay £300 in compensation to Mr Webb and £2270 to Mrs Webb as well as court costs of £200.
Mr Webb said: ‘Lomas ran up to me and said “how are you?” like he was my friend.
‘He got right up close then just smacked me out and my wife, he even squared up to my 12-year-old lad.’
In a victim impact statement, Mrs Webb said the attack makes her feel sick when she thinks about it.
She said: ‘For the first four weeks after our attack we all stayed with my parents because we just didn’t want to go home or be together as a family in our own home, because my children were scared to death and so was I about him coming around.
‘It made us all feel very vulnerable and worried, we just wanted to be with people who loved us and to try and take our minds off this living nightmare we were going through.
‘We’ve found it very hard to get back to our normal, happy lives and we’re still struggling till this day.’
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