War­rant is­sued for ar­rest of for­mer soldier

Accrington Observer - - NEWS -

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.

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