Clifton, England – A man from Clifton has been sentenced to three years and three months in prison for a violent and unprovoked attack on another man after being thrown out of a nightclub. The victim sustained serious facial injuries, including an orbital fracture, broken cheekbone, fractured nose, and extensive bruising during the incident in the early morning hours of September 5, 2021, in High Street, Hucknall.
The assailant, 28-year-old Jack Langford, assaulted the victim, who was sitting on a motorbike outside the club, shortly after being ejected from the establishment. Langford punched the man in the face, causing him to fall to the ground, and then picked up a motorbike helmet and threw it with force at the victim’s face. A doorman at the club intervened and threw Langford to the ground before he fled in the direction of the cemetery. The victim required hospital treatment for his injuries and was left with no memory of the incident.
Detective Constable Bethany Sumner of Nottinghamshire Police stated that the force was committed to seeking justice for the victim of the “extremely unpleasant and completely unprovoked attack.” She emphasized that violent behavior like this has no place on the streets and will always be met with a robust response by the police. Sumner also mentioned that Langford continued to deny any involvement in the incident, but a jury found him guilty.
Langford was convicted of inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent following a trial at Nottingham Crown Court on February 2. Despite his denial of involvement, the judge saw fit to put him behind bars for a considerable period of time as a consequence of his appalling behavior. The sentence serves as a warning that such violent behavior will be met with severe consequences.