Jail for Mexborough boozer who headbutted female friend

A violent boozer headbutted his female friend so badly the wound needed to be surgically glued after a drinking session in Mexborough, a court heard.

Wednesday, 4th March 2020, 1:15 pm

Stuart Hellewell bickered with the woman at a mutual friend's house before the attack on November 27, last year, prosecutor Ian West said.

She later said the attack left her "depressed and upset," adding: "I can't believe Stuart has done this."

The court heard he was jailed for 15 months for assault occasioning actual bodily harm in 2013, and received 60 weeks for the same offence when he was last in court.

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Stuart Hellewell
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Dermot Hughes, mitigating, said: "It wasn't an accident. He stands by his plea. Both parties were drunk. He has shown genuine remorse."

Hellewell, 34, of Simpson Place, Mexborough, pleaded guilty to unlawful wounding, on December 30.

At Sheffield Crown Court on Thursday Judge Peter Kelson QC sentenced him to 22 and a half months in prison.

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