Karl Chadwick jailed for kicking friend in the face at party in New Milton

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A HAMPSHIRE teenager has been locked up for kicking his friend in the face.

Karl Chadwick was drunk when he pushed Andrew Bryant into a bush then “kicked out wildly”, a court heard.

Bryant was left with a fractured eye socket and lost a tooth.

He also needed an operation and still has a droop on one side of his face.

Winchester Crown Court heard how both men, who had known each other for around four years, had attended a birthday party in New Milton.

The court was told how the atmosphere of the party had changed with a number of men play fighting outside, which turned nasty.

Jane Terry, prosecuting, said the victim recalled how Chadwick had grabbed him with both hands and pushed him into a bush.

She said the victim would not have been aware if it was a stamp or a kick, but Chadwick accepted causing the injuries. The 19-year-old admitted causing grievous bodily harm during the incident on the evening of July 14 last year.

He was sentenced to 12 months in a young offenders’ institution.

Nicholas Rimmer, mitigating, said it was a single blow and Chadwick was drunk.

He said Chadwick had “kicked out wildly in the dark”

and had not been aiming for Mr Bryant’s head or face.

“He’s deeply ashamed of the no doubt serious injuries he has caused,” he added.

He said Chadwick, who works as a kitchen porter at the Chewton Glen hotel, had had an argument with his girlfriend the day before.

He added that Chadwick had felt in his drunken state there was some provocation as, when Chadwick was restraining Mr Bryant during the play fight, he felt a blow had been aimed at him.

He said Chadwick, of Brownsea Close, New Milton, has stopped drinking.

The court also heard that Chadwick had previously been sentenced by Southampton Crown Court after buggies were taken and driven across the Barton-on-Sea golf course and found wrecked at the bottom of the cliffs, leaving the club with a bill of nearly £20,000.

Chadwick pleaded guilty, along with others, to taking the buggies without consent.

He also pleaded guilty to damaging locks, chains and security devices on the buggies.

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8:19am Wed 16 Jan 13

Outside of the Box says...

He said Chadwick, who works as a kitchen porter at the Chewton Glen hotel, had had an argument with his girlfriend the day before. What is the relevance of this?

I know Nicolas Rimmer (defending) is only doing his job, but lets just try and keep it a bit real, there is absolutely no relevance whatsoever in having a row one evening and kicking someone in the head the following evening

I argue with my Mrs quite a lot but I don't go out the following evening and kick the grannie out of one my mates.
He said Chadwick, who works as a kitchen porter at the Chewton Glen hotel, had had an argument with his girlfriend the day before. What is the relevance of this? I know Nicolas Rimmer (defending) is only doing his job, but lets just try and keep it a bit real, there is absolutely no relevance whatsoever in having a row one evening and kicking someone in the head the following evening I argue with my Mrs quite a lot but I don't go out the following evening and kick the grannie out of one my mates. Outside of the Box

8:57am Wed 16 Jan 13

Huey says...

hahahahahaha what a nob
hahahahahaha what a nob Huey

9:26am Wed 16 Jan 13

Big Mac says...

Should have been banged up for the previous – no surprise he only got a slap on the wrist though; soft system in action again.
Should have been banged up for the previous – no surprise he only got a slap on the wrist though; soft system in action again. Big Mac

9:31am Wed 16 Jan 13

Mr Jangles says...

Senior reporter??? I was in court during this sentencing, and if that's the calibre required to be "senior" reporter, then I imagine that the "junior" reporters are probably unable to read or write.

If it wasn't for a 20 minute recess, allowing her to run around asking just about everyone in court very basic questions, like how to spell his name when it was on the screens outside the court door, then I'm not sure how she would have got on.

Downright farcical, and seriously unprofessional.
Senior reporter??? I was in court during this sentencing, and if that's the calibre required to be "senior" reporter, then I imagine that the "junior" reporters are probably unable to read or write. If it wasn't for a 20 minute recess, allowing her to run around asking just about everyone in court very basic questions, like how to spell his name when it was on the screens outside the court door, then I'm not sure how she would have got on. Downright farcical, and seriously unprofessional. Mr Jangles

10:06am Wed 16 Jan 13

ShellyBaldwin says...

such a good friend!
such a good friend! ShellyBaldwin

12:02pm Wed 16 Jan 13

good-gosh says...

Mr Jangles wrote:
Senior reporter??? I was in court during this sentencing, and if that's the calibre required to be "senior" reporter, then I imagine that the "junior" reporters are probably unable to read or write.

If it wasn't for a 20 minute recess, allowing her to run around asking just about everyone in court very basic questions, like how to spell his name when it was on the screens outside the court door, then I'm not sure how she would have got on.

Downright farcical, and seriously unprofessional.
Good Echo report – give her a pay rise.
[quote][p][bold]Mr Jangles[/bold] wrote: Senior reporter??? I was in court during this sentencing, and if that's the calibre required to be "senior" reporter, then I imagine that the "junior" reporters are probably unable to read or write. If it wasn't for a 20 minute recess, allowing her to run around asking just about everyone in court very basic questions, like how to spell his name when it was on the screens outside the court door, then I'm not sure how she would have got on. Downright farcical, and seriously unprofessional.[/p][/quote]Good Echo report – give her a pay rise. good-gosh

12:19pm Wed 16 Jan 13

G0Rf says...

Who needs enimies when youve got a friend like Karl Chadwick, what a low life.
I certainly wouldnt employ him
Who needs enimies when youve got a friend like Karl Chadwick, what a low life. I certainly wouldnt employ him G0Rf

2:37pm Wed 16 Jan 13

bazzeroz says...

Enjoy your 12 months inside scumbag. Oh! or is that 6 months? X box, laptop, gym (for learning how to beat the pulp out of another friend) 3 meals a day, free telephone cards and no doubt some pocket money, nice! And who pays for it? US! Your family should be made to pay for your keep while your in there. Justice? my arse.
Enjoy your 12 months inside scumbag. Oh! or is that 6 months? X box, laptop, gym (for learning how to beat the pulp out of another friend) 3 meals a day, free telephone cards and no doubt some pocket money, nice! And who pays for it? US! Your family should be made to pay for your keep while your in there. Justice? my arse. bazzeroz

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