A man has been given a suspended jail sentence after he left another in Huddersfield town centre with his jaw broken in two places.
Leeds Crown Court heard that victim Benjamin Winter was on a night out with friends on November 29, 2014 and at the end of the evening was walking with one of his group to get a taxi when there was a confrontation.
Rukhshanda Hussain, prosecuting, said that was initially with Jake Langford but his brother Dane then joined in. He was pushed in the chest and in response punched Mr Winter three times.
Mr Winter fell to the ground unconscious and was later found to have a double fracture to his jaw which had to have a plate and screws inserted.
Ayesha Smart for Dane Langford said he had responded to a degree of provocation and “it was self-defence which went too far.”
She said he had responded to a police appeal about the incident handing himself in and admitted causing the injuries although at that stage he had not realised the extent of them.
He had always denied striking any blow once Mr Winter went to the ground and had expressed remorse.
Dane Langford, 29 of Dowker Street, Huddersfield admitted causing grievous bodily harm and was given a 12 month prison sentence suspended for two years with a four month electronic curfew from 9pm to 7am.
Jake Langford, 23 of Meltham Road, Huddersfield who admitted affray was given a three month curfew from 9pm to 7am.