Oswaldtwistle thug left victim ‘like a rag doll’

A THUG attacked a man in the street, leaving him like a ‘rag doll’ on the ground in front of two women, a court heard.

Jordan Flemington, 26, set about Daniel Ainsworth in the early hours as he walked home along Roegreave Road, Oswaldtwistle, with his partner and a friend.

Burnley Crown Court was told how the victim was punched as the two women screamed for Flemington to get off him in the assault last March 22.

The defendant, of Conway Drive, Oswaldtwistle, had admitted assault causing actual bodily harm.

Flemington, who is employed and plans to work on oil rigs, was given 22 weeks in prison, suspended for two years and must pay £250 costs and £250 compensation.

The victim and his party had been in the Tiger Lounge in Union Street, Oswaldtwistle, with the defendant earlier.

The attack took place at about 1am, after Flemington asked for a cigarette and said he wanted to go home with them.

When the request was refused, he became verbally abusive, blocked the victim's path and took a swing at Mr Ainsworth's girlfriend as she put her arm out to protect herself and her partner.

He was then knocked to the ground and received further blows once down. The defendant was arrested and claimed self-defence.

Flemington had a record for violence, including wounding, battery and police assault, but had not been in trouble for two years, the court heard.

Sentencing, Judge Beverley Lunt told him: “Your attitude is still all wrong.

“There is never an excuse for throwing a punch, ever, and especially if it’s someone who is with women. With your record, you are doing yourself no favours.”

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2:32pm Mon 20 Jan 14

mys says...

22 weeks suspended for 2 yrs what a fooling joke,he's previous convictions for assault etc even on policemen who I take we're only doing there job,what has him going to work on the oil rigs have to do with him not going to prison?? This sentence is a joke and an insult to the victim,he will obviously commit again so why not show an example of him and send him to prison ? The police do there job but the stupid uneducated judges let scum like this walk our streets to hurt others, it's a joke..
22 weeks suspended for 2 yrs what a fooling joke,he's previous convictions for assault etc even on policemen who I take we're only doing there job,what has him going to work on the oil rigs have to do with him not going to prison?? This sentence is a joke and an insult to the victim,he will obviously commit again so why not show an example of him and send him to prison ? The police do there job but the stupid uneducated judges let scum like this walk our streets to hurt others, it's a joke.. mys

2:40pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Another Day says...

More scum on the streets he should have been jailed for 5 yesrs
More scum on the streets he should have been jailed for 5 yesrs Another Day

3:34pm Mon 20 Jan 14

HarryBosch says...

I think judge Beverly Lunt should be sent for retraining on sentencing.
Thugs like this are not safe to be allowed their freedom. He should have been given an immediate custodial sentence of years not weeks.
I think judge Beverly Lunt should be sent for retraining on sentencing. Thugs like this are not safe to be allowed their freedom. He should have been given an immediate custodial sentence of years not weeks. HarryBosch

3:35pm Mon 20 Jan 14

katypri says...

Oh and our well known judge thinks that sentence will stop him for pity sake
Oh and our well known judge thinks that sentence will stop him for pity sake katypri

3:53pm Mon 20 Jan 14

bernss says...

the victims should have a say on what sentences are given in this case.
the victims should have a say on what sentences are given in this case. bernss

3:58pm Mon 20 Jan 14

juanbbien says...

Judge Beverly Lunt I can think of a more apt name for her after this disgraceful non sentence bloody ridiculous
Judge Beverly Lunt I can think of a more apt name for her after this disgraceful non sentence bloody ridiculous juanbbien

5:43pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Steve4x4 says...

Let em off Lunt rides again, she is a joke, she should be sacked from the job if she cannot carry out what is required.....we had a case before her not too long ago, it was a farce, the nonce walked out of court.
Let em off Lunt rides again, she is a joke, she should be sacked from the job if she cannot carry out what is required.....we had a case before her not too long ago, it was a farce, the nonce walked out of court. Steve4x4

5:51pm Mon 20 Jan 14

phil kernot says...

No wonder violence is so bad because the judges are. Fukkkkking asssssholes and don't live in the real world ,
No wonder violence is so bad because the judges are. Fukkkkking asssssholes and don't live in the real world , phil kernot

5:53pm Mon 20 Jan 14

phil kernot says...

Mrs judge Lunt should change the L to a c , simple as that
Mrs judge Lunt should change the L to a c , simple as that phil kernot

8:22pm Mon 20 Jan 14

happycyclist says...

The real scum here is Beverley Lunt. AGAIN!

Oh, and for all those who think the unemployed are the lowest of the low, read again that this thug is employed.
The real scum here is Beverley Lunt. AGAIN! Oh, and for all those who think the unemployed are the lowest of the low, read again that this thug is employed. happycyclist

11:54am Tue 21 Jan 14

ossymargaret4 says...

Since Judges are public servants, and paid for out of public funds. I ask how long do we have to put up with nondescript ones like this?
Since Judges are public servants, and paid for out of public funds. I ask how long do we have to put up with nondescript ones like this? ossymargaret4

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