A 23-year-old Worksop man has pleaded guilty to delivering a single punch which left his victim in a coma on Father’s Day weekend.
Steven Paul Hancock, of Yeoman Close, appeared at Nottingham Crown Court today (Friday October 11) and admitted a charge of causing grievous bodily harm.
The court heard how the attack took place in an early morning altercation at around 3.30am on Sunday, June 21.
Witnesses said that the victim, named as Daniel Cutts, was later seen lying unconscious on the floor with a ‘bleeding gash to head’.
Mr Cutts was placed into a medically-induced coma due to his injuries.
Defence asked for the case to be adjourned for pre-sentencing reports as medical evidence which determine the impact Mr Cutts’ injuries will have on his life have not been provided.
Defence also argued that CCTV shows a man attempting to pick Mr Cutts up off the floor after the attack before accidentally dropping him, causing his head to ‘crash to the floor.’
The judge said: “I understand that the defendant has a history of violence and has appeared in court charged with common assault.
“His behaviour is clearly getting worse- the seriousness of the case demonstrates this.
“Though the case has been adjourned for pre-sentencing reports, the court still has a custodial sentence in the forefront of its mind.”
He will appear at Nottingham Crown Court on Friday, October 9 for sentencing.