A young Irishman broke a man’s jaw and nose in an Australian pub after being threatened and called an ‘Irish c**t’
An Irish boy who repeatedly punched a man in the face and broke his jaw and nose in Australia has avoided jail and received a nine-month suspended prison sentence.
Dean O’Brien appeared in the ACT Supreme Court on Friday and faced a series of assault-related charges.
The 24-year-old was arrested and detained by police last July after he turned himself in to cops after he repeatedly punched another customer at a north Canberra pub.
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O’Brien punched the man twice in the head at Moby Dick’s Tavern and the victim of the assault had several teeth knocked out.
The court viewed CCTV footage of the incident, which showed the defendant hitting a man twice in the head.
O’Brien punched him seven more times after he fell to the ground.
He was given a nine-month suspended prison sentence and a peace bond on Friday.
Court documents revealed that the man O’Brien punched shouted and behaved in a threatening manner towards other pub patrons.
He told one woman he would “break her head off” and repeatedly called another woman a “bitch” and a “c***” throughout the night, according to ABC News.
Court documents said O’Brien punched the victim after the irate individual threatened to hurt and harm the defendant and his friends.
The victim said: “Come on your Irish c***s, I’ll drink you.”
When paramedics arrived to treat the victim, they were also forced to remove him from the ambulance due to his unreasonable and aggressive manner, according to court documents.
In his sentencing remarks, Judge Michael Elkhaim said he believed O’Brien acted to protect the women at the pub and although the victim behaved inappropriately he should not have assaulted the male.
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