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Attack left victim with lasting facial damage

A MAN has been left with permanent facial disfigurement since an attack outside a popular Ipswich club.

Trevor Daniel John Nowlan, 23, faced Ipswich District Court and pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm after he punched the victim in the face on August 27 last year.

The court heard man was leaving Brothers Leagues Club at Raceview when Nowlan got out of a car and struck the victim with significant force to the face.

The man needed surgery to insert metal plates in is head and has been left with permanent disfigurement to his nose and nasal passage.

Only two weeks earlier, on August 10, Nowlan assaulted another driver during a road rage attack in West Ipswich.

Crown prosecutor Noel Needham said Nowlan rammed the victim's vehicle with his car and cut him off, forcing the man to stop.

Mr Needham said Nowlan got out of his car, opened the victim's door and assaulted him.

The man was left with facial bruising and abrasions, and a chipped tooth.

"It was reprehensible," Mr Needham said.

"There was no provocation or aggressive behaviour from the complainant."

Nowlan pleaded guilty to assault occasioning bodily harm and unlawful entry of a vehicle with intent to commit an indictable offence, in addition to grievous bodily harm.

He was sentenced to two-and-a-half years prison, and will be released on June 23.

He was also disqualified from driving for 12 months.

Defence barrister Steve Kissick said during the two-week offending spree Nowlan's life had spiralled out of control after his relationship soured.

Mr Kissick said his client was making positive and significant inroads with rehabilitating himself, including anger management and counselling.

"He is maturing and getting more support - he is doing all he can to rehabilitate himself," Mr Kissick said.

Judge Deborah Richards said she recognised Nowlan was focused on improving his life following a difficult start, but two offences of violence in two weeks required actual jail time be served.

"The grievous bodily harm (victim) was just someone trying to calm the situation, and (now has) permanent disfigurements and permanent disadvantages with his career," Judge Richards said.

Topics:  brothers leagues club grievous bodily harm ipswich district court raceview



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