coach walks free from court after Burnham-On-Sea bar brawl
boxing coach who injured a man during a brawl outside a Burnham-On-Sea
bar has walked free from court.
Edwards, 27, left Chris Rex needing metal plates and screws in
his jaw following the attack outside Skye Bar in Burnham High
Edwards, of Highbridge Quay, admitted causing grievous bodily
harm and was given a 12-month suspended jail sentence plus a four-month
curfew when he appeared before magistrates at Taunton Crown Court.
William Hunter told the court that Edwards went into the bar on
June 9th to 'teach Mr Rex a lesson.'
said that CCTV images showed the defendant punch him to the face,
adding that the victim fell to the floor. He was then in hospital
for two and a half days with a fractured jaw and was left with
severe pain and required to have plates inserted to keep his jaw
Bradbury, defending, said that Mr Edwards admitted it from the
outset and added that he could not explain why he acted as he
Mr Edwards, Judge Graham Hume Jones said he should have known
how to control his violence given his previous line of work as
a boxing coach in the army. He added that the incident was a pre-meditated