Man Who Knocked Victim's Teeth Out Could Be Facing Jail

PUBLISHED: 10:12 27 January 2009 | UPDATED: 10:43 04 May 2010

A MAN who carried out a vicious attack in Ely city centre - knocking out his victim s front teeth and leaving him in need of stitches to head wounds - could be facing jail, a court has warned. Edward Webster punched Mark Stubbing to the floor and then kic

A MAN who carried out a vicious attack in Ely city centre - knocking out his victim's front teeth and leaving him in need of stitches to head wounds - could be facing jail, a court has warned.

Edward Webster punched Mark Stubbing to the floor and then kicked him as he lay on the ground outside US Chicken.

Neither men have much recollection of the incident, but the attack was caught on CCTV cameras, Ely magistrates were told on Thursday.

Mr Stubbing had come out of the Royal Standard pub and crossed the road to the take-away before he was attacked in the early hours of September 14, said prosecutor Laura Mardell.

Webster punched Mr Stubbing once, knocking him to the floor, and then kicked him a number of times.

Mr Stubbing was treated at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, he lost three front teeth, was given three stitches in his bottom lip, two stitches in his top lip, and two more stitches to a cut on his head.

An X-ray taken by a dentist showed Mr Stubbing will need dentures, or replacement teeth screwed into his gums. He has spent £270 on dental treatment, and lost almost £600 in earnings through missing work due to the attack.

Webster, 23, of Hills Lane, Ely, admitted assault causing actual bodily harm.

"He has no explanation for what happened on that night," said solicitor John Aspinall. "He had a certain amount to drink, but was not drunk, he fully remembers walking home.

"He remembers nothing about the incident; I think he has blanked it out of his mind. When he viewed the video at the police station he was completely shocked at what he saw.

"Police say he was almost in tears when he realised what injuries he had caused, he could barely look at the photos."

Sentencing was adjourned for three weeks for the probation service to prepare a report on Webster.

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