Man Who Knocked Victim's Teeth Out Is Given Suspended Jail Term

PUBLISHED: 13:01 30 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 - was given a 16-week suspended jail sentence this week. Edward Webster was also ordered to pay £4,800 com

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 - was given a 16-week suspended jail sentence this week.

Edward Webster was also ordered to pay £4,800 compensation to Mark Stubbing. Webster must carry out 200 hours of unpaid work, and a curfew order will keep him indoors ever night for the next three months.

Webster punched Mr Stubbing to the floor and then kicked him numerous times on the floor as he lay on the ground outside US Chicken in the early hours, Ely magistrates were told after watching CCTV of the attack.

Neither men have much recollection of the incident, but the attack was caught on CCTV, said prosecutor Sally Rose.

Mr Stubbing lost three front teeth; he needed three stitches in his bottom lip, two stitches in his top lip, and two more stitches to a cut on his head. He was also left needing dentures, said Mrs Rose. He had spent £270 on dental treatment and lost around £600 in earnings after the incident.

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

"He may have had mitigation, there might have been provocation, but unfortunately he has no recollection of what happened," said solicitor John Aspinall, suggesting that someone else was involved in the attack.

"Astonishingly, with all those people there, no one has come forward," he said. "My client has shown considerable remorse and shock for what he saw on the video, and the injuries he caused.

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