Thug jailed for vicious attack on former partner’s new boyfriend
8:13am Monday 22nd October 2012 in News
A THUG who attacked his former partner’s new boyfriend and broke windows at his home has been jailed.
Colin Lomas, aged 33, smashed two bones in David Wallwork’s face during the attack.
Sentencing him, Recorder Karl Rowley said the attack was “very serious at a time when you were out of control”.
Mr Wallwork suffered a fractured cheek bone and lower jaw and had to undergo surgery. He is still suffering from tinnitus as a result of the assault.
Lomas, of Manchester Road East, Little Hulton, pleaded guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm on Mr Wallwork, criminal damage at his home and assaulting David Cleworth, causing actual bodily harm.
Geoffrey Lowe, prosecuting, told Liverpool Crown Court Mr Wallwork started a relationship with Kelly Brett last December.
She was still living at Lomas’ home in Morley Street, Atherton, and Mr Wallwork understood Lomas knew about their relationship.
Miss Brett went to Mr Wallwork’s home in Tyldesley Road in the early hours of December 23 after a row with Lomas.
He walked her home at about 4am but while he was out, Lomas, armed with a lump hammer, smashed windows and glass in the back door of Mr Wallwork’s home, waking his two sons.
Lomas was arrested on Christmas Eve, denied involvement and was released on bail. But in the early hours of December 27, Mr Wallwork walked Miss Brett back to near Lomas’ home. He saw Lomas, who ran at him and attacked him. The next thing he remembered was waking up in hospital.
Lomas was jailed for 32 months.