Sutton man given suspended jail term for street attack

A MAN who surrendered himself to the police after late-night street violence in Sutton, has been given a suspended prison sentence.

Andrew Shaw (24) has also been ordered to pay £600 compensation to victim Stephen Lacey.

Mr Lacey suffered broken ribs, a broken nose and a puntured lung, which a doctor said was potentially life-threatening, Nottingham Crowbn Court heard.

Shaw, of New Street, Sutton, admitted causing grievous bodily harm. He denied the more serious charge of grievous bodily harm with intent and that was accepted.

A group of men confronted Mr Lacey in the early hours of 21st August last year. Some one other than Shaw started it, the court was told.

CCTV footage in the town centre did not identify Shaw and if he had not handed himself in to the police there would have been no case against him.

He was of previous good character.

Judge Michael Stokes, the Recorder of Nottingham, sentenced him to nine months prison suspended for 12 months, with 120 hours unpaid work to do.