Man sentenced following unprovoked attack in Northwich park Date published: 18th July 2018 1.28pm

A man who attacked an innocent member of the public in a Northwich park has been handed a suspended prison sentence.

Phillip Hunter, 19, of Cartmel Close, Winsford, was arrested following an unprovoked attack in Greenbank Park at around 9.30pm on Sunday 16 July 2017.

During the attack the victim, a 17-year-old local man, was punched in the face and suffered a broken jaw.

Hunter was subsequently charged with causing grievous bodily harm without intent.

He pleaded guilty to the charge at Chester Crown Court and on Tuesday 17 July he was sentenced to 12 months in prison, suspended for two years.

Detective Constable Paul Cundy said: “This was a serious, unprovoked assault which left the victim with life changing injuries. His jaw was broken in three separate places and he now has a scar on his face which will act as a permanent reminder of what happened that night.

“While the victim will never be able to forget the incident I hope that the conclusion of this case will help him move forward with his life.”