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Attack outside Halesowen College leaves student with broken jaw
4:08pm Tuesday 16th October 2012 in Local
A STUDENT had his jaw broken when the ex-boyfriend of a young woman he had allegedly assaulted attacked him outside Halesowen College.
Sean Smith, who was also a student, struck Tyler Kimberley in the face and kicked him when he was lying on the ground, Wolverhampton Crown Court was told.
Alka Brigue, prosecuting, said the 20-year-old from Rowley Regis told Mr Kimberley to stay away from the girl.
She said he warned him he would kill him if he touched her again and then attacked him without warning.
Smith, of Rowley Village, admitted inflicting grievous bodily harm and was sentenced to 52 weeks youth custody suspended for two years.
He was also ordered to carry out 200 hours unpaid work in the community and to obey a three- month curfew from 7pm until 7am.
Judge Martin Walsh told him it was a serious offence because he had kicked his victim when he was on the ground but said his good character had saved him "by the skin of his teeth" from going straight into custody.
Andrew Wallace, defending, said Smith, who has no previous convictions, became upset when he learned of the alleged assault and lost his temper.
- We have been asked to point out that there was never any legal action against the victim, Tyler Kimberly, as a result of the allegation of assault against a young woman.