A one-armed “angry” attacker who punched a man trying to break up a fight was caught on CCTV. Brett Coole’s victim suffered a broken collarbone and had to have a torn ear glued back onto his head.
Coole, who lost his left arm when he was a youngster and has previous convictions for robbery, has been jailed for a year for the unprovoked attack. When he punched a man outside the King’s Arms pub in Kingswood, Jamie Thomas intervened and Coole turned on him.
Coole, 24, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to wounding in June last year, the Bristol Post reports. At Bristol Crown Court, judge Julian Lambert told him: “I don’t know what eats you up and makes you the angry man you are.
“What is for certain is there was no need to beat the man in the way that you did. You turned on a young man who was trying to break up a fight. You wounded him.”
Susan Cavender, prosecuting, said Coole hit a man outside the pub – which was captured on CCTV but not the subject of any charge. When Jamie Thomas intervened, which was not caught on film, Coole assaulted him.
Ms. Cavender said: “Mr. Thomas tried to break up the fight.
“He has very little memory of what happened. He saw someone he recognized backing away and the next thing he remembers is being back in the pub.”