Attack was due to ‘loss of temper’

Daily Echo: Attack was due to ‘loss of temper’ Attack was due to ‘loss of temper’

A JUDGE told a Southampton man who kicked and repeatedly punched another man to the head: “Your trouble is that you lost your temper and went too far.”

Judge Andre Barnett heard John Harrison had been severely provoked by the victim Richard Ferguson who had been drinking and acting aggressively.

Prosecutor Daniel Sawyer told Southampton Crown Court independent witnesses had seen Mr Ferguson running at Harrison and his father. Harrison turned round and kicked him, causing him to fall over. He then sat astride him and repeatedly punched him. The victim suffered a lost tooth, damage to dental bridge work as well as facial cuts.

Harrison, 28, of Sycamore Road, Southampton, admitted inflicting grievous bodily harm, which put him in breach of a three-month suspended sentence imposed for theft and burglary. He was jailed for six months.

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10:10am Fri 28 Dec 12

Ozmosis says...

It does sound like the perp went overboard, but the "victim" sounded like he started it by being "gobby"
It does sound like the perp went overboard, but the "victim" sounded like he started it by being "gobby" Ozmosis
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10:36am Fri 28 Dec 12

elvisimo says...

So apart from gbh and er robbery, a thoroughly nice guy
So apart from gbh and er robbery, a thoroughly nice guy elvisimo
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3:54pm Fri 28 Dec 12

Ozmosis says...

For pity sake wrote:
Ozmosis wrote:
It does sound like the perp went overboard, but the "victim" sounded like he started it by being "gobby"
Thank you for your concise and insightful analysis - I'm sure we were not able to work that out for ourselves.
No problem!
[quote][p][bold]For pity sake[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ozmosis[/bold] wrote: It does sound like the perp went overboard, but the "victim" sounded like he started it by being "gobby"[/p][/quote]Thank you for your concise and insightful analysis - I'm sure we were not able to work that out for ourselves.[/p][/quote]No problem! Ozmosis
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7:30pm Fri 28 Dec 12

tophat79 says...

elvisimo wrote:
So apart from gbh and er robbery, a thoroughly nice guy
I no this person and yeah he is a nice guy. Do u not have nothing better to do than sit reading the echo and slagging people pathetic !!!! Sad people
[quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: So apart from gbh and er robbery, a thoroughly nice guy[/p][/quote]I no this person and yeah he is a nice guy. Do u not have nothing better to do than sit reading the echo and slagging people pathetic !!!! Sad people tophat79
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7:55pm Fri 28 Dec 12

Smartie12 says...

Drunken men thinking they can take on the world ! when your in that situation and someone starts what you going to do just stand there and get kicked in , no but because he fought back he looks bad lets hope you don't get into that and someone starts on you ! There is loads of innocent ppl out there that take a good kicking for no reason I would stand up for myself and my father to ! Rant over
Drunken men thinking they can take on the world ! when your in that situation and someone starts what you going to do just stand there and get kicked in , no but because he fought back he looks bad lets hope you don't get into that and someone starts on you ! There is loads of innocent ppl out there that take a good kicking for no reason I would stand up for myself and my father to ! Rant over Smartie12
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8:00pm Fri 28 Dec 12

tophat79 says...

Smartie12 wrote:
Drunken men thinking they can take on the world ! when your in that situation and someone starts what you going to do just stand there and get kicked in , no but because he fought back he looks bad lets hope you don't get into that and someone starts on you ! There is loads of innocent ppl out there that take a good kicking for no reason I would stand up for myself and my father to ! Rant over
Well said
[quote][p][bold]Smartie12[/bold] wrote: Drunken men thinking they can take on the world ! when your in that situation and someone starts what you going to do just stand there and get kicked in , no but because he fought back he looks bad lets hope you don't get into that and someone starts on you ! There is loads of innocent ppl out there that take a good kicking for no reason I would stand up for myself and my father to ! Rant over[/p][/quote]Well said tophat79
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12:37am Sat 29 Dec 12

J.P.M says...

HMMMMMM
Seems the MENSA bus were sharing a laptop with internet access.
HMMMMMM Seems the MENSA bus were sharing a laptop with internet access. J.P.M
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6:34am Sat 29 Dec 12

Pikey-Biker says...

tophat79 wrote:
elvisimo wrote: So apart from gbh and er robbery, a thoroughly nice guy
I no this person and yeah he is a nice guy. Do u not have nothing better to do than sit reading the echo and slagging people pathetic !!!! Sad people
yeah right, a right little charmer
[quote][p][bold]tophat79[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: So apart from gbh and er robbery, a thoroughly nice guy[/p][/quote]I no this person and yeah he is a nice guy. Do u not have nothing better to do than sit reading the echo and slagging people pathetic !!!! Sad people[/p][/quote]yeah right, a right little charmer Pikey-Biker
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3:12pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Subject48 says...

Not taking into account robbery and gbh...

Hitting someone is easy. Stepping up and not bringing yourself down to their level; is a lot harder.

With a suspended sentance over his head. Showed a complete disregard for the public trust and empathy showed to him.
Not taking into account robbery and gbh... Hitting someone is easy. Stepping up and not bringing yourself down to their level; is a lot harder. With a suspended sentance over his head. Showed a complete disregard for the public trust and empathy showed to him. Subject48
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