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Man breaks back being thrown downstairs in bar brawl

Police have released CCTV footage of a man being thrown down a flight of stairs in a bar, breaking his back in two places.

Bradley Aspin, 21, was attacked by Jermaine Allen, 30, who had travelled from Bradford in West Yorkshire for a night out in Newcastle.

Mr Aspin, who's from the Cleveland area, was knocked unconscious in the fall and had to wear a brace for five months.

It had "massively, massively" changed his life, he said.

"I am always looking over my shoulder and I don't go out drinking as much as I did because I don't want that to happen again."

CCTV image of Bradley Aspin being thrown down the stairs at House of Smith by Jermaine Allen
House of Smith

The pair had got into an argument in the House of Smith bar in September 2017. Mr Aspin was taken to hospital while Allen carried on with his night out.

When police arrived Allen lashed out and managed to escape. Officers eventually managed to trace him back to Brindle Close, Bradford, in January this year.

A jury at Newcastle Crown Court found him guilty of grievous bodily harm and he was jailed for four years and six months last week.

CCTV image of Bradley Aspin being thrown down the stairs at House of Smith by Jermaine Allen
House of Smith
Bradley Aspin
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