Warrant issued for arrest of former soldier
A FORMER soldier who fractured a man’s jaw is wanted by police after leaving the country.
A warrant was issued for the arrest of Joseph Andrew Robinson, of Belfield Road, Accrington on Friday, July 24 after he failed to appear in court.
Burnley Crown Court was told that Robinson had been taken to the airport by a relative and had left the country.
The court heard how numerous attempts to contact Robinson, who was accused of breaching a court order, had failed.
Robinson, 21, was convicted in September last year after punching Sam England outside Snuffy’s bar in Great Harwood.
Mr England was on a night out with friends celebrating his 19th birthday when he was assaulted by Robinson.
Robinson, who is trained in martial arts, pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm and was sentenced to 12 months in prison, suspended for two years.
He was also ordered him to carry out 240 hours unpaid work, given a four-month curfew and ordered him to pay compensation of £750.
Robinson was caught after he sent apology messages to the victim on Facebook.