Doncaster man jailed for grievous bodily harm

COURT: Court Case
COURT: Court Case

A 46-year-old man has been jailed for 21 months after being found guilty of grievous bodily harm.

Anthony Grady, of Bellis Avenue, Balby, stood trial at Doncaster Crown Court in September following a nasty assault earlier this year, in which a 32-year-old man sustained a serious brain injury.

He appeared at the same court yesterday (Wednesday October 23) where he was sentenced for the crime.

The assault happened at around 10pm on Saturday 2 March 2013, after Grady and the victim had been drinking at a function at the Armthorpe Community Centre, in Church Street, Doncaster.

The jury heard that after a conversation in the car park, Grady head butted the victim, before punching him in the head several times.

Police were called and the victim, from Rossington, was taken to hospital but discharged himself. His family later found him unconscious, and he was rushed to hospital on Monday 4 March where he underwent emergency surgery on his head and brain.

Detective Constable Andy Gray said: “This was a particularly vicious assault, and one that has left the victim with life changing injuries.

“It’s only right that perpetrators of such crimes are held to account by the justice system. Hopefully today’s verdict brings some closure for the victim and his family.”