Punch left youth with jaw in­jury

Western Mail - - NEWS -

A TEENAGER was left need­ing a metal plate and screws in his jaw after suf­fer­ing a punch with “dev­as­tat­ing con­se­quences” dur­ing a foot­ball match.

The youth who can­not be named for le­gal rea­sons was hit by a sin­gle blow from 28-year-old Ol­lie Say­ers Noor after a mist­imed tackle at a foot­ball game in the Llanelli area on De­cem­ber 4 last year.

Noor, of Dan y Banc, Felin­foel, Llanelli, pleaded guilty to a charge of in­flict­ing griev­ous bod­ily harm when he ap­peared be­fore Llanelli Mag­is­trates’ Court.

A vic­tim im­pact state­ment read to the court heard how the teenager had not played since the in­ci­dent and has been left with dis­lodged teeth and pain in his gums.

He be­comes anx­ious in crowds and fears his face will be hit when he at­tempts to play foot­ball with friends.

The state­ment added in the weeks after the punch he had to have his food liq­uidised, such was the im­pact of the punch from Noor.

Mag­is­trates said their sen­tenc­ing pow­ers were not suf­fi­cient in this case and sent Noor to Swansea Crown Court for sen­tenc­ing on Novem­ber 3.

He was granted un­con­di­tional bail.

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