Punched stranger in the head nine times

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A New Mills man assaulted a stranger in a late-night attack, a court heard.

Nathan Myerscough had been out with friends on April 4, spending the evening in the Beehive pub in New Mills, prosecutor John Cooper said. As he and his friends were walking to a nearby takeaway in the early hours of the next morning, they saw a man they didn’t know walking across the road towards them.

The man, Benjamin Thomas Reilly, then began punching Mr Myerscough repeatedly before kicking him in the head while he was on the ground, High Peak Magistrates’ Court heard.

 

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