Thug jailed after battering delivery driver in Fratton in row over parked car

A THUG has been jailed for over three years after he punched a delivery driver following a street row in Fratton last year.

Friday, 19th March 2021, 1:44 pm
Updated Friday, 19th March 2021, 3:53 pm

John Garratt, 37, of Chichester Road, Copnor, was locked up for three years and three months after leaving his victim traumatised on the afternoon of April 14.

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‘The defendant got into an altercation with the victim on Burlington Road, Fratton, over a parked car which was blocking the road,’ a police spokeswoman said.

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‘Garratt punched the victim in the face, causing a number of serious facial injuries, including a fractured eye socket. The victim has since recovered from his injuries.’

He was found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm with intent having previously denied the charge

Garratt was sentenced at Portsmouth Crown Court on Monday where he was also given a restraining order for five years, preventing him from directly or indirectly contacting the victim.

Officer in charge of the case, Dey Con Heather Wensley, said: ‘This was a nasty assault that could have had much more serious consequences.

‘This behaviour was completely unacceptable and the sentence shows that we will thoroughly investigate and seek prosecution for these kinds of distressing and violent crimes.

‘I hope that this sentence provides some closure to the victim on this traumatic experience.’

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