Man who attacked Ben Pennington in a Darwen nightclub is jailed

Posted on - 16th August, 2018 - 5:09pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Penwortham, Preston News
Tony Parsons
Tony Parsons

The man who left another man with a broken skull and injuries he is still recovering from has been jailed.


Tony Parsons, of Fore Street, Darwen, was sentenced to three years and eight months in prison for his attack on Ben Pennington.

The attack took place in the early hours of October 15 2016 at the Level One nightclub in Market Street, Darwen.

Mr Pennington, from Penwortham, who was 29 at the time of the attack, was attacked and suffered a bleed on the brain and is now cared for by his family.

Read more: Ben Pennington’s family explain the impact the attack had on him and them

The scar left on Ben's forehead by the surgery
The scar left on Ben’s forehead by the surgery

29-year-old Parsons was found guilty of Section 20 wounding and sentenced following a trial at Preston Crown Court.

Detective Constable Alison Tipping said: “As a result of this attack – which was completely unprovoked – a man’s life has been changed forever.

“He spent weeks on critical care and had to have surgery to his skull.

“He is fortunately making a good recovery – better than was expected by medical staff, but he continues to have ongoing issues.

“Throughout this time, Parsons has shown no remorse and has sought only to protect himself.

“Our thoughts remain with the victim and his family and I hope today’s sentence brings them some sense of justice after such a horrific attack.”

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