Two admit attack caused by bad feeling in which Ipswich man’s cheekbone was fractured in town centre nightspot

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court - Credit: Archant

Bad feeling after a relationship broke down boiled over and ended up with two men in court after fracturing a man’s cheekbone in an Ipswich nightspot.

Thomas Dowsing, of Oulton Road, Ipswich, and Grant Mowles, of Turner Road, Ipswich, pleaded guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm on Damien Jeeves in what was claimed to be a ‘revenge’ attack.

South East Suffolk Magistrates Court was told Mr Jeeves used to go out with Mowles’ sister.

All three men were in KC’s Bar and Nightclub in Cornhill, Ipswich, on October 25 at around 2.30am to 3am when 22-year-old Mowles walked over to Mr Jeeves.

Prosecutor Tess Mann said Mr Jeeves was threatened and then punched to the side of the face by Mowles before being held back by other people.

However, Dowsing, 26, then spoke to Mr Jeeves before punching him.

The court was told the victim sustained a fractured cheekbone.

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Mrs Mann said it was an attack motivated by revenge.

However, Ian Persaud, representing Dowsing, denied it was an assault born out of revenge. He said Dowsing had been drinking and was irritated as his friend Mowles had been upset over previous issues between himself and Mr Jeeves.

Mr Persaud said: “It was a stupid act on his behalf. He didn’t intend to harm, this these two blows followed one after the other.”

The court was told Mr Jeeves did not require surgery for his injury.

District Judge Celia Dawson adjourned sentencing until January 12 for a pre-sentence report to be compiled.

Dowsing and Mowles were released on conditional bail.