12:30pm Friday 16th March 2012
By Matthew Hobbs
A MAN who needed steel plates inserting into his face following an assault has spoken out after his attacker escaped a prison sentence.
David Nock was kicked in the head by brother Anthony Nock after a family dispute spiralled out of control.
The dad-of-three says he was treated for broken bones in his face and may need further surgery for ongoing double vision.
David, of St Benedict’s Close, Padgate, said: “He knocked me down and kicked me in the face.
“I was taken to Warrington Hospital and surgeons said the damage was like a car crash.”
The attack happened in November 2010 following an argument between the defendant and his sister, Catherine Cotton.
David says he was called by Catherine who said there had been a confrontation between her and Anthony.
The 49-year-old claims that when he went round to her home on Hilden Road, Padgate, his brother attacked him.
Anthony, of Rosewood Avenue, Padgate, was arrested and charged with GBH.
The 40-year-old later pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of unlawful wounding and was sentenced at Chester Crown Court on February 27.
He was given a 12-month prison sentence suspended for two years and told to do 250 hours of unpaid work.
An eight-year restraining order was also put in place banning him from contacting David or Catherine.
He cannot go within 100 metres of their homes.
Granddad David said: “I think the sentence is disgusting.
“This has destroyed me and it’s destroyed the family at every single level.
“You could think of the worst thing possible and times it by 100 and it’s still nowhere near.”
Meanwhile police have confirmed that a siege at Rosewood Avenue in November that saw two roads sealed off by six squad cars centred on Anthony’s home address.
A man was eventually tasered and arrested.
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