A bar room contest of the children's game peanuts resulted in the victor having surgery after his "embarrassing defeat" of an opponent who later assaulted him.Lovely!
Paul Carrick, 40, punched Barry Answorth, 58, in the in the face outside Yello Bar, city centre, fracturing his eye and cheekbones.
Still, at least he didn’t bother testing his defence’s powers of imagination too hard by pleading innocent:
Carrick, of Posterngate, Hull, claimed he could not remember the incident when he was arrested.And the judge wasn’t impressed with his behaviour.
He pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm on the day he was due to stand trial at Hull Crown Court.
Judge Simon Jack told Carrick: "This was a serious matter. It was an unprovoked attack. You hit a man much older than you for no good reason at all.So, some jail time?
"It is right to say you only punched him once, but it must have been a hard punch because it broke his facial bones."
Hah! Don’t be silly…
Carrick was sentenced to four months' imprisonment suspended for 12 months.That’ll teach him.