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Charity worker admits pub attack
A charity worker who repeatedly punched a man who had earlier been battered with a chopping board in a pub has avoided jail.
Tanju Pasa, 24, of Wadley Road in Leytonstone, attacked Maurice Brosnan after violence erupted at the Red Lion pub, in Leytonstone High Road, on March 9 this year.
Mr Brosnan had been assaulted with a chopping board earlier the same night, but the atmosphere had calmed down.
But CCTV footage from the pub then shows Mr Brosnan later drinking a pint when Pasa suddenly punched him in the face using both fists, causing fractures to the right eye socket which required surgery.
Snaresbrook Crown Court heard today that Pasa made himself known to police when they arrived at the pub.
In a later statement to police, he said: “I do not remember arguing with anybody last night and I do not know why this happened to me.”
The judge, Mr Recorder Jeremy Johnson QC, told Pasa: “This was a very serious offence in a public place in the early hours of the morning and could have escalated.”
The judge took into account the fact that Pasa gave himself up to police and that he cares for his disabled parents when he gave him a 12 month suspended sentence for grievous bodily harm.
The judge said: “I am satisfied you are remorseful for what you did.”
Pasa was also ordered to do 80 hours unpaid work in the community as well as wear an electronic tag for 12 weeks, meaning he must be at his home address between 9pm and 6am every day.
The chopping board attacker was not traced.
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