HUCKNALL, ENGLAND – A Clifton man has been sentenced to three years and three months in prison after launching a violent and unprovoked attack on a man outside a nightclub in Hucknall. The victim sustained severe facial injuries after being punched and struck with a motorbike helmet by the assailant, Jack Langford.
The incident occurred in the early hours of 5 September 2021, resulting in the victim suffering an orbital fracture, broken cheekbone, fractured nose, and extensive bruising. Langford, 28, was found guilty of inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent following a trial at Nottingham Crown Court on 2 February.
According to reports, Langford assaulted the victim after being ejected from the nightclub. The victim was sitting on a motorbike outside the venue when Langford approached him and punched him in the face, causing him to fall to the ground. Langford then picked up a motorbike helmet and threw it with force at the victim’s face. A doorman at the club intervened but Langford fled the scene.
The victim required hospital treatment for his injuries and was left with no memory of the incident. Detective Constable Bethany Sumner of Nottinghamshire Police expressed determination to get justice for the victim, emphasizing that violent behavior like this has no place on the streets and will be met with a robust response by the force.
Sumner added that detailed and thorough investigation led to Langford’s identification as the offender. Despite Langford’s denial of involvement, he was ultimately found guilty by a jury. The judge’s decision to incarcerate Langford for a considerable period was welcomed by Sumner, who emphasized the need for individuals to reflect on their behavior.