A DRUNK dad who was found slumped in the street with his daughter punched a woman who tried to help, a court heard.
Samuel Clough, 29, fled a birthday party in Grimsby with his four-year-old when the woman became concerned for the child’s safety.
Grimsby Crown Court heard he and the woman were both guests at the party, where he was heavily drinking.
He drank a bottle of spirits before he argued with his girlfriend, prompting them to be escorted from the event.
Clough then took his daughter and fled, before he was found outside Tesco Express on Yarborough Road, The Grimsby Telegraph reported.
He had a confrontation with the woman, who became worried about his child, so she tried to take the four-year-old away.
But suddenly, Clough punched her, breaking her nose with a single strike.
Recorder Gurdial Singh told Clough in court: “You were absolutely paralytic.”
“There was absolutely no justification for you to deliver that blow. It was gratuitous. She was a woman.
“Her only concern was for your daughter. This was a most obscene use of force.”
Clough has convictions for 58 previous offences, including assault causing actual bodily harm.
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Defence lawyer Steven Freestone, told the court it was an unpleasant injury, but noted that it was just one blow.
Recorder Gurdial Singh described the injuries as “horrific”, and said the woman is still suffering because of the scars.
Clough was jailed for a year.
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