Man given four years jail for GBH

A MAN threw another man into the sea off Yarmouth then after he managed to swim safely back to shore carried out a violent attack leaving his victim badly injured, a court heard.

A MAN threw another man into the sea off Yarmouth then after he managed to swim safely back to shore carried out a violent attack leaving his victim badly injured, a court heard.

Aaron Pluck, 24, threw 45 year old Neil Tarry off a jetty into the sea on Yarmouth seafront for a “laugh” not bothering to know how deep the water was or if his victim could swim, Norwich Crown Court heard yesterday.

Mr Tarry managed to swim to shore but then he went drinking with Pluck in the grounds of the Wellesley Road recreation park and where Pluck suddenly carried out a violent attack.

Pluck punched and kicked Mr Tarry and stamped on his head and then left him with a fractured cheekbone and bleeding to his head and lungs.

Douglas Mackay prosecuting said that the park is locked at night so it was not until 6.25am that Mr Tarry was discovered lying injured.

He was taken to hospital and was kept in for five days.

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Police appealed for information about the incident and Pluck handed himself in to police.

In interview he said he had been drinking and pushed Mr Tarry into the sea off the jetty as he thought it was “funny.”

He could give no reason why he carried out the further attack on Mr Tarry in the recreation park and told police that he had recently completed an anger management course.

Pluck of St Georges Road, Yarmouth admitted causing grievous bodily hard to Mr Tarry.

Jailing him for four years Recorder Ian Foster said “It was an unprovoked attack and a gratuitous act of violence.”

He said the attack took place after he had thrown his victim into the sea.

“You did not know how deep the water was and did not know if he could swim.”

Jonathon Morgans mitigating said that alcohol was behind the offending.

Pluck was now in a stable relationship and had real insight into his offending and had felt so much remorse he had handed himself in.

“But for his own disgust after reading about his actions its unlikely he would ever been brought before the court.”