City centre violence causes misery

A student was deliberately tripped over by a group of men and then was punched,  just as he got up and walked away, so hard that he was knocked unconscious, hitting his head of the pavement.

The incident happened at around 4.20 am when the 24 year old, who was studying peace and development at University, became separated from his friend after a family wedding.

He was seen jogging through the city centre looking for his friend when he was assaulted. A member of the public who witnessed the unprovoked attack, called emergency services and although the man regained consciousness and was on his feet when emergency services arrived, he later collapsed and was rushed to the General Hospital where he died nine days later from head injuries.

This was a violent attack which resulted in a young man losing his life and another man, with nine previous convictions for 11 offences, including three for assault and one for threatening behaviour, being sent to prison for manslaughter.

Speaking after the sentencing, a South Yorkshire Police spokesperson, said: “I would like people to take heed, especially over the Christmas festivities when more people go out and drink alcohol, that they have to be aware of the consequences of their actions, because one punch can take somebody’s life.”

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