Victim left with fractured skull after street assault

A SOUTHAMPTON judge told a teenager who fractured a man’s skull with a brick: “You’ll be coming back time and time again unless you grow up.”

Judge John Boggis QC heard how Charles Jeffrey was assaulted by three people in a group after he had left a Bitterne pub with a woman.

She pulled one of them off and they continued to walk home.

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Prosecutor Richard Withey told Southampton Crown Court how the pair noticed the group behind them and when Mr Jeffrey challenged them about the assault, Callum McGivern struck him with a brick, causing a deep cut on the forehead and a skull fracture.

McGivern, 17, of Harrison Road, admitted common assault and inflicting grievous bodily harm and received an 18-month detention and training order.

McGivern said he had thrown the brick because he was frightened of the victim’s dog and realised that was beyond self-defence.

Lucy Davis, mitigating, said McGivern had never got into such serious trouble before and his attitude had changed.

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6:29am Mon 8 Dec 08

obelisker says...

Blimey! those Judges really know how to put the fear of God into the violent thugs that come before them don't they.....slap on the wrist naughty Mr McGivern.
Blimey! those Judges really know how to put the fear of God into the violent thugs that come before them don't they.....slap on the wrist naughty Mr McGivern. obelisker
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7:02am Mon 8 Dec 08

emdee says...

("Lucy Davis, mitigating, said McGivern had never got into such serious trouble before and his attitude had changed.")

This statement is very much down to how you interprute it! suc 'serious' trouble as opposed to all the less serious things in the past!

also don't be fooled by the harrision rd address-townhill boy!
("Lucy Davis, mitigating, said McGivern had never got into such serious trouble before and his attitude had changed.") This statement is very much down to how you interprute it! suc 'serious' trouble as opposed to all the less serious things in the past! also don't be fooled by the harrision rd address-townhill boy! emdee
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1:58pm Mon 8 Dec 08

localnews says...

and yet again some sly barrister come's out with dire rubbish like "its so unlike him to get into serious trouble,he's truely sorry"
This is why the country is as bad as it is,let the wrong be punished without trying to make them sound blo0dy innocent
and yet again some sly barrister come's out with dire rubbish like "its so unlike him to get into serious trouble,he's truely sorry" This is why the country is as bad as it is,let the wrong be punished without trying to make them sound blo0dy innocent localnews
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2:32pm Mon 8 Dec 08

Finlay says...

how the pair noticed the group behind them and when Mr Jeffrey challenged them about the assault, Callum McGivern struck him with a brick, causing a deep cut on the forehead and a skull fracture.

McGivern said he had thrown the brick because he was frightened of the victim’s dog and realised that was beyond self-defence.


Who sits on the benches there?
What did he think when he hurled the brick? He intened to cause harm and did just that.

5 Years is more suitable - 18 month! Its scandalous

how the pair noticed the group behind them and when Mr Jeffrey challenged them about the assault, Callum McGivern struck him with a brick, causing a deep cut on the forehead and a skull fracture. McGivern said he had thrown the brick because he was frightened of the victim’s dog and realised that was beyond self-defence. Who sits on the benches there? What did he think when he hurled the brick? He intened to cause harm and did just that. 5 Years is more suitable - 18 month! Its scandalous Finlay
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7:57pm Mon 8 Dec 08

KA says...

bloomin ell boggis has been busy this week!!!!
bloomin ell boggis has been busy this week!!!! KA
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8:40pm Mon 8 Dec 08

Snowman says...

Self defence????Another coward using violence. should of been longer sentence. Aren't all these "mitigating circumstances" sickening !
Self defence????Another coward using violence. should of been longer sentence. Aren't all these "mitigating circumstances" sickening ! Snowman
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