Hellraiser jailed after head-butt and bottle attacks

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A HELLRAISER who head-butted his girlfriend and threw a bottle at a man’s head has been jailed.

Hartlepool man Daniel Jackman, 23, went on 12-hour drinking sessions, got into fights and was ejected from bars.

His behaviour in Hartlepool was so bad that his friends now refuse to go out with him, Teesside Crown Court was told.

The judge locked him up after he was caught on CCTV head-butting his girlfriend outside a Church Street pub at 4.20am when she tried to stop him fighting.

Jackman, who was on bail, had earlier thrown a bottle at a man’s head when he was ejected from Loons bar at 2.05am.

Prosecuting, Sue Jacobs said Jackman had committed two breaches of a nine-month suspended jail sentence imposed at Teesside Crown Court on July 13 for two offences of possessing a bladed article.

Jim Withyman, mitigating, said Jackman had told him that he no longer goes out drinking because he had moved into his own flat, and he was proud of his new home.

He also said his friends no longer invited him to join them on nights out because they refused to have him around.

Judge Howard Crowson told Jackman: “When you were given a suspended sentence you were given the opportunity to change your ways, and you have breached it twice.

“When you are released you can go back to the effort you have made to keep out of trouble.”

Jackman, of Brafforth Street, Hartlepool, was jailed for 30 weeks, including 26 weeks from the suspended sentence, after he pleaded guilty to common assault on February 22 and threatening behaviour on August 10.