Child jumps out of window as drunken thug 'beats man senseless' with wine bottle

Jealous Kevin Bradburn beat his step brother senseless and hit a child twice in a terrifying night of violence. The 37-year-old had been drinking when he went to his ex's home at 3am, woke one of her children and demanded to know where her mum was.

Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court heard he then slapped the schoolgirl before entering the living room and carrying out a vicious, unprovoked attack on his step brother who was babysitting at the address.

He struck him six times to the head with a wine bottle, leaving him needing hospital treatment. At one point, one of the children was so scared they jumped out of a window. Now Bradburn has been jailed for two-and-a-half-years.

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Prosecutor Jamie Scott said Bradburn was in a relationship with a woman for two years but it ended in January 2023. On February 15 this year she asked Bradburn's step brother to babysit while she went out. He agreed and slept on the sofa.

At 3am one of the woman's children was woken by Bradburn who slapped her and said, 'Where is your mum?' Mr Scott said: "The child said she thought her mum was out. He slapped her again, telling her to ring her mum. The child said her phone was not charged.

"He left and returned with a younger child and told the older child to phone her mum. She did. He took the phone and began to shout. She disconnected the call. He punched drawers in the caravan and the damage was estimated at £50.

"He was shouting he was going to kill her and the children were not going to have a mum. He said he would cut her into a million pieces.

"He went into the living room and attacked his step brother who was still asleep. He put him in a headlock and began punching him repeatedly and asked, 'Why are you at my ex's house?'.

"He hit his step brother with a wine bottle to the head about six times. The victim was crying out for him to stop. Bradburn said, 'I do not give two ***** if I kill you'."

The court heard the victim suffered a wound to his forehead and bruising, swelling to his lip, wrist and forearms and swelling to his ribs. His wounds were glued.

Bradburn drove to his current girlfriend's house. Mr Scott said: "He appeared drunk. He had 60 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, against the legal limit of 35. He did not have insurance or a licence to drive.

"He was abusive and refused to calm down. He struck an officer to the ribs. He continued to be aggressive in custody. He kicked an officer to her right shin and left knee."

Bradburn, of Tintagel Place, Berryhill, pleaded guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm, two charges of assaulting an emergency worker, criminal damage, affray, drink-driving, driving without a licence and driving without insurance.

Kelly Cyples, mitigating, said Bradburn had lost the friendship of his step brother. His partner is due to give birth in July. Miss Cyples said: "He acknowledges he needs to grow up. He acknowledges that he was extremely stupid. It stemmed from jealousy and alcohol."

She said Bradburn is, when sober, a polite, well-mannered and hard working man. Miss Cyples said: "He is ashamed of his behaviour. He does not recognise himself in the footage.

"His partner is struggling financially with a business she is struggling to manage alone. I ask you to impose the shortest sentence possible to allow him to return to support his family as soon as possible."

Recorder Robert Smith disqualified Bradburn from driving for 51 months. And he made him the subject of restraining orders which prevent him contacting his victims or going to Withington Road, Fegg Hayes, for five years.

Recorder Smith: "The children were utterly petrified by what you did. At one point one was so scared she jumped out of a bedroom window to try and get away from you.

"In my judgement the offences stem from your inability to accept the relationship was over, your jealousy arising from the breakdown of that relationship.

"You beat your step brother senseless in an unprovoked attack. You behaved like a drunken, violent thug. You are an unpredictable and violent man when you have been drinking alcohol.

"You should be thoroughly ashamed of yourself. Your behaviour was totally repulsive."

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