SICKENING images of an attack put a Marsden man behind bars.
And the thug who fractured a man’s skull after kicking him in the head and leaving him unconscious will spend the next three years in jail.
Charlie Cooper-Jones, 20, of Station Road, Marsden, was caught on CCTV cameras at Leeds railway station.
The shocking images show Cooper-Jones attacking two men and kicking one of them in the head as he lay on the ground.
The victim, who also comes from Huddersfield, was rushed to hospital with a double fracture of the skull and internal bleeding.
Luckily, he made a full recovery and was able to return to work.
Details of the sickening attack were revealed at Leeds Crown Court, where Cooper-Jones pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent and one count of assault.
He was jailed for three years.
Cooper-Jones was arrested as he got off a train in Marsden just an hour after the attack – still wearing the distinctive checked shirt seen in the CCTV footage.
The court heard Cooper-Jones was at Leeds station in the early hours of Friday, May, 20, with a friend when he launched an attack on two men who were returning to the station from a night out.
After an altercation between the four on the station concourse at around 2.15am, Cooper-Jones lashed out at the 20-year-old victim, knocking him to the floor unconscious, before repeatedly kicking him in the head.
He then moved onto the victim’s friend, punching him to the ground and kicking him, before walking away.
The two men were taken to Leeds General Infirmary for treatment.
The first victim spent two days in hospital following the assault with two fractures to his skull and bleeding to his brain.
Det Insp Stuart Mellish, of British Transport Police, said: “This was an horrific attack on two men who were making their way home from a night out in Leeds.
“When they were defenceless on the ground, Cooper-Jones took advantage, launching violent blows to his victims, before leaving them seriously injured.
“Thankfully the man made a speedy recovery however, due to the severity and force of the attack, this could have caused potentially life changing injuries.
“Excellent quality CCTV at the station helped us quickly view the attack and left Cooper-Jones with no option but to plead guilty.
“He will now spend this Christmas and the next two where he belongs, behind bars.”
A BTP spokesman added: “Our stations in this region are covered by CCTV and the images in this case were particularly clear, and particularly horrific.
“There was no provocation and the victim is very lucky.”