Brid man admits breaking man’s cheekbone

George Halliday
George Halliday

A Bridlington man is expecting prison after a violent street attack which broke another man’s cheekbone.

George Halliday, 28, approached John Sawyer on the corner of Richmond Street and punched him several times. He knocked him to the ground and stamped on him two or three times. Mr Sawyer needed hospital treatment for a fractured cheek following the attack in October.

Halliday of Neptune Street, pleaded guilty to a charge of grievous bodily harm at the eleventh hour before a trial at Hull Crown Court on Monday April 22. Mr Sawyer was waiting in the wings to give evidence.

Defence barrister Simon Hirst said: “He understands should he plead guilty he may receive a custodial sentence. He is concerned he will not be given bail in the interval.”

Recorder Julian Smith told Halliday he would grant him bail before his sentence at Hull Crown Court on May 16.

He warned him: “I am enlarging bail for you not to approach prosecution witnesses. All options will be open to the court for whoever passes sentence on you.”