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Man left permanently scarred following late night Whitehaven street attack

Carlisle Crown Court

AN attacker who shoved his victim head-first into a concrete wall in central Whitehaven has been sent to prison.

Carlisle Crown Court heard how 23-year-old Daniel O’Fee began chasing Carl Doran following an incident outside Manhattans bar on Tangier Street, and a verbal altercation at around 2am on August 26.

O’Fee then shoved Mr Doran from behind, causing him to stumble forward and collide head-first with a concrete wall. Mr Doran suffered a gaping and deep wound running from forehead to cheek which was stitched but left a 12cm scar.

The court was shown graphic photos of his injury, and the blood-spattered street attack scene, and told of the profound effect on Mr Doran in the aftermath. This included facial paralysis, head-twitching and a loss of confidence and sleep.

“My ordinary day-to-day routine has been turned upside down,” he said in a victim impact statement.

O’Fee admitted unlawful wounding. His lawyer, Anthony Parkinson, said: “This has been a significant lesson for him. It was a single push to the back. He couldn’t really have envisaged it would lead to the serious injury it did.”

O’Fee, of Queen Street, Whitehaven, was jailed for 13 months by Judge James Adkin.

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