A rugby player was kicked in the face by his girlfriend’s father after he found them in bed together, a court heard.

Dan Robinson later attended hospital where it was discovered that his nose had become misshapen.

Timothy Collier, of Kaye Lane in Almondbury, pleaded guilty to a charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

His solicitor told Kirklees magistrates that the father-of-two was trying to kick the bed when he caught Mr Robinson’s face.

The court heard that the assault happened on September 5 at Collier’s home.

Collier returned and found Mr Robinson, who is aged in his 20s, in bed with his daughter who is also in her 20s and told him to leave.

Prosecutor Bill Astin said: “He (Mr Robinson) didn’t answer immediately because he was asleep.

“The suspect has then stamped on him, causing an injury to his nose.”

Mr Robinson attended at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary the next day but doctors were unable to diagnose him due to the bruising.

He then consulted with a specialist in Newcastle who told him that he had suffered injuries including a deviated septum and would have to wait a year for surgery to be considered.

Bob Carr, mitigating, said that Mr Robinson had just moved into Collier’s house without any notice.

He wasn’t washing his own clothes or contributing towards the household and one day the 50-year-old had enough.

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Mr Carr said: “He (Collier) asked him to leave but he didn’t and he was surprised when he came home to find him (Robinson) in the bedroom.

“The defendant said: ‘I told you to get out’ and the complainant says he didn’t hear this.

“He (Collier) kicked the bed, it was dark and he caught this young man on the side of his face.

“The defendant says he intended to kick the bed to wake him up and when he realised what had happened he was mortified.”

The court heard that police initially indicated that the graphic designer would receive a caution until the seriousness of Mr Robinson’s injury was discovered.

Mr Carr added that, although he suffered bleeding from his nose following the attack, the kick may not have caused the more serious injury.

He told the court that Mr Robinson was a rugby player and had suffered a fracture to his nose previously.

He has also been mugged during his time in Newcastle, Mr Carr explained.

District Judge David Scanlon told Collier: “You put yourself here because of your reaction.

“Why you didn’t put the light on I don’t know.

“The use of a foot is an aggravating factor and can cause serious injuries.

“Whatever the pressure of your life at the time, it doesn’t justify what you did.”

Collier, previously of good character, was given a conditional discharge for 12 months.

He still has to pay £100 compensation to Mr Robinson as well as £85 costs and £15 victim surcharge.