A teenager attacker carried out punching a man after he had fallen unconscious after violence flared inside a Newmarket nightclub.
Eighteen-year-old Kayarno Curtis, was sentenced to 12 months in a Young Offenders’ Institution after he pleaded guilty to assaulting 22-year-old Sarunas Viciulis causing actual bodily harm in De Niro’s nightclub on March 30.
Ipswich Crown Court heard on Monday how without any apparent reason Curtis had launched his attack.
Witnesses had described how Mr Viciulis fell to the ground after being
punched unconscious by Curtis and while he lay there the assault had continued with blows to his head resulting in blood coming from his nose and mouth, Robert Sadd, prosecuting told the court.
Mr Viciulis suffered facial swelling, a cut to his face and the loss of a
Mr Sadd said Curtis, who had spent six weeks in custody awaiting sentencing, had previous convictions for offences including battery, obstructing police and possession of an offensive weapon.
Defending, Hugh Vass said Curtis was 17 at the time of the attack and the time spent on remand in Norwich Prison had been a “sobering experience”.
“He has had the benefit of a lot of love from his family. That family is still standing by him. The prognosis for his future is more positive for him than in some cases of this kind.”
Sentencing him, Recorder Ian Glen told Curtis: “This is a bad case of actual bodily harm. It is the sort of thing that is sickening to witnesses and frightening to other people.”