A MAN who repeatedly punched his partner’s dad, leaving him with “nasty” facial injuries, has been sentenced by a judge.
Carlisle Crown Court heard how Lewis David Mawson and his now ex-girlfriend, Cheryl Smith, went to a Silloth caravan park for a weekend break in late March,
After a row, Miss Smith phoned her father, Richard, and asked to be collected.
But when 62-year-old Mr Smith arrived, Mawson, 34, came “flying at him” and threw punches. Mr Smith responded with a head-butt to protect himself, but as he got into his car and tried to get away, Mawson opened the driver’s door and punched him “a dozen times”. Mr Smith needed hospital treatment and later suffered flashbacks.
Mawson, a self-employed plasterer, roofer and bricklayer, admitted an actual bodily harm assault.
After hearing mitigation – and that the defendant was the sole carer for a 12-year-old child – Mr Justice William Davis suspended a 36-week jail term for two years. Rehabilitation and programme requirements were imposed, and Mawson, of Mill Hill, Cleator Moor, was ordered to pay his victim £500 compensation.
Mr Justice Davies observed Mr Smith had received a “real beating”, and told Mawson: “You gave this man nasty injuries.”