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Man brutally beaten with pool cue during attack in Dudley pub
2:46pm Monday 4th November 2013 in Local
A MAN was beaten with a pool cue and a stool during a brutal attack in a Dudley pub.
The shocking incident took place at the Britannia Pub after two men reacted with violence towards victim Stephen Fellows because they felt he had made a remark about one of their partners.
At Wolverhampton Crown Court, Judge Helen Hughes told Karl Green and Dennis Parkes it was a sustained assault because they had first punched Mr Fellows in the toilet area at the pub.
When Mr Fellows returned to the bar area to make a complaint about the incident, he was repeatedly hit about the head with the stool by Green while Parkes struck him with the pool cue.
The judge said: "It is lucky for you both that he did not sustain far more serious injuries.".
Green, aged 32 of Commonside, Pensnett and 28-year-old Parkes, of Gammage Street, Dudley, both admitted assaulting Mr Fellows causing him actual bodily harm and were jailed for nine months.
Parkes further admitted the offence breached a suspended prison sentence imposed for theft and he was told by the judge he must stay behind bars for two weeks - to run consecutively to the nine month term.
Stephen Redmond, prosecuting, said Green and Parkes had both been drinking heavily and they were glaring at Mr Fellows before he went into the toilet area.
He was then punched by both men but when he returned to the bar he was attacked for a second time before customers were able to intervene.
Mr Fellows was left with a split lip, a laceration to the top of his head and bruising to his face and arms.
Simon Hanns, for Green, said his client did not have a previous history for violence while accepting he had a long criminal record for other offending.
He said Green had been trying to get his life back in order at the time of the offence which came after he had been drinking all day with Parkes.
Samantha Powis, for Parkes, told the court he had been making a positive improvement in his attitude and lifestyle before the incident in the Britannia.