A man who attacked another, breaking his nose in a case of mistaken identity, has been jailed.
Barry Kirkpatrick of Topcliffe Mead, Morley, reacted after his girlfriend told him she had been subjected to a sexual assault, Leeds Crown Court heard.
However, when he went to exact revenge, he got the wrong man.
He told his victim: “I’ve come back from Gildersome to do this,” before hitting him in a car park in Commercial Street in November last year.
His victim was floored by the punch, but was so drunk at the time of attack that he did not realise how badly he had been hurt.
It was only when he got up the next morning that he realised the seriousness of his injury.
He went to hospital where he had his broken nose reset by doctors.
He also had teeth chipped by the blow.
Kirkpatrick, 23, was committed by magistrates for sentence after admitting assault causing actual bodily harm.
Jailing him for four months, the Recorder of Leeds, Judge Peter Collier QC, told the court that in his estimation it was a “very bad assault”.
He said: “Told by your girlfriend she had been touched by somebody else in an indecent way, you went to seek him out and got the wrong person.
“This must have been a very hard punch to break his nose and chip his teeth and there was absolutely nothing he had done at all.”
Genan Hashim, representing Kirkpatrick, said his client was a very different person to the one who had acted in such a violent way last year.
He said: “He has done a lot of growing up.”