Jail for man who knocked out woman

AN alcoholic who knocked a woman unconscious after being refused a drink in a Suffolk pub has been jailed for two years and three months.Paul Seeley, went into the Dukes Head pub in Stowmarket at closing time and was told by barmaid Dawn Fensome that the pub was shut and that he should leave, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

AN alcoholic who knocked a woman unconscious after being refused a drink in a Suffolk pub has been jailed for two years and three months.

Paul Seeley, went into the Dukes Head pub in Stowmarket at closing time and was told by barmaid Dawn Fensome that the pub was shut and that he should leave, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

Seeley had grabbed hold of Miss Fensome's arm and shoved her causing a chain round her neck to break.

Miss Fensome's mother Sharon Fensome, 61, had intervened and was butted in the face by Seeley, said Jude Durr prosecuting, at Ipswich Crown Court.

Mrs Fensome who had suffered a heart attack a year earlier, fell unconscious on the floor and remained like that for five minutes. Seeley was restrained by other customers until the police arrived.

Seeley, 34, of Falconer Avenue, Old Newton admitted assaulting Mrs Fensome causing her actual bodily harm and common assault on Dawn Fensome.

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He was jailed for two years with three months to run consecutively which is the unexpired portion of a previous sentence.

Matthew McNiff for Seeley said his client was an alcoholic.

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