A father-of-two drank ‘10 quadruple shots of vodka’ on a night out before punching a woman and breaking her jaw, a court heard.
Nathan Wilson, 23, punched victim Sharon Kenny in the face on Union Road in Oswaldtwistle after leaving the pub.
Her boyfriend Simon O’Connor was also struck by Nathan Wilson’s father David.
Burnley Crown Court heard how Miss Kenny had previously been in a relationship with Nathan Wilson’s brother Ashley and there was an earlier ‘coming together’ in the pub between Mr O’Connor and the ‘agitated’ defendant.
Nathan Wilson, of North Street, Lumb, pleaded guilty to affray and grievous bodily harm and given a 12-month jail term, suspended for two years.
He was also ordered to carry out 200 hours unpaid work and ordered to pay £2,000 compensation to Miss Kenny.
David Wilson, 45, also of North Street, Lumb, admitted affray and was given a six-month jail term, suspended for 18 months and ordered to pay £750 compensation to Mr O’Connor.
Adrian Harris, prosecuting, told the court how the incident happened at around midnight on Saturday, April 5 last year on Union Road after Mr O’Connor and Miss Kenny left the pub.
Mr Harris said Miss Kenny was left ‘in pain’ but didn’t attend hospital until over a week later and was found to have a broken jaw. He said: “Her palate was also out of alignment. Her jaw was wired shut and during that time she only had fluids. Her bite has been permanently altered as a result of the injury.”
Mr Harris said Nathan Wilson had drunk ‘10 quadruple shots of vodka’ when he punched her.
A victim personal statement from Miss Kenny told how her ‘teeth still don’t sit right’, she had to take holiday leave to cover time off work and was left ‘anxious and angry’. Mr Harris said pins placed in her jaw from previous medical problems also became ‘dislodged’ and ‘infected three times’.
The court heard how Mr O’Connor suffered bruises and scratches, had ‘sleepless nights’ and said the incident has ‘turned their lives upside down’.
Philip Holden, defending Nathan Wilson, said it was a ‘very regrettable and ugly incident’ and ‘alcohol doubtless played its part’ but he ‘didn’t got out looking for trouble that night’.