Bedford man Nathan Heathfield jailed for attacking ex-partner’s father in Cambridge
A 28-year-old man has been jailed after he attacked his ex-partner’s father in Cambridge.
Nathan Heathfield travelled to Cambridge on July 30 last year to see his daughter, who lives with his ex-partner.
Fearing for their safety due to previous violent disputes, the child’s mother had sought refuge at her parents’ house in Gurney Way, Cambridge.
Heathfield anticipated this and also travelled to the address. When he arrived, at about 8pm, the victim went outside to speak to him.
After a short conversation the situation escalated into an argument, and Heathfield began punching the victim to the face.
The victim fell to the ground and tried to cover himself as Heathfield repeatedly kicked him in the chest before leaving the scene.
Heathfield was arrested shortly afterwards on a nearby street, while the victim required extensive hospital treatment.
Heathfield, of Cavendish Street, Bedford, pleaded guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm without intent and on Tuesday (January 7) at Peterborough Crown Court.
He was jailed for two years and four months and handed a ten-year restraining order.
DC Mike Minett said: “Heathfield admitted what he had done was wrong at the earliest opportunity and he can see how his actions were not acceptable.
“However, the attack left the victim needing emergency treatment and I am glad Heathfield is behind bars.”
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