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Sewage worker who stamped on supervisor's head jailed for four years
12:38pm Tuesday 10th September 2013 in News
A SEWAGE works contractor who stamped on his supervisor’s head has been jailed for four years.
Gareth Robinson, pictured, caused extensive facial injuries to victim Vince Eaton, leaving him needing surgery. He was convicted by a jury of causing GBH with intent last week.
A 16st former rugby player he had denied the charge, claiming he did not intend to harm Mr Eaton.
Southampton Crown Court heard how an argument erupted between the work colleagues in The Polygon on the evening of December 13 last year. Mr Eaton pushed Robinson, who retaliated by pushing him into a parked car, causing him to hit his head.
The court heard that with his colleague on the ground dazed, Robinson, 32, of Angus Street, Merthyr Tydfil, who had been drinking, kicked him in the head then stamped on his face.
Mr Eaton suffered facial fractures, leaving him with permanent problems, including the inability to open his mouth properly.
Adam Feest, mitigating, said Robinson had depression since and the incident was completely out of character.
He said Robinson accepted what he had done and showed remorse, it was an isolated incident, that there was a degree of prolonged provocation and that there were only two blows.
Judge Gary Burrell QC jailed Robinson for four years and ordered him to pay £120 victim surcharge.
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