A man sustained a fractured wrist and his son was injured when violence erupted outside their home, Bradford Crown Court heard.

Michael Dunne fell or was pushed to the ground in Raistrick, Brighouse, while his son, Thomas, was repeatedly punched by Daniel Sild and kicked and stamped on by another man.

Sild, 24, of Dalton Bank Road, Huddersfield, pleaded guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm on Michael Dunne and attempting to cause actual bodily harm to Thomas Dunne in the early hours of May 27 last year.

He was sentenced to nine months imprisonment, suspended for two years, with 200 hours of unpaid work and a rehabilitation activity requirement. He must also pay Michael Dunne £750 compensation.

Prosecutor Michael Smith said that Sild, and a friend, who had never been identified, went to meet Thomas Dunne because there was animosity between the two of them.

Thomas Dunne rugby tackled Sild but then he went too far, repeatedly punching him while his friend inflicted more serious violence.

Michael Dunne, a totally innocent party who was there to protect his son, sustained a fractured wrist in the general melee.

“It was very ugly violence in the street in the early hours of the morning,” Mr Smith said.

Michael Dunne needed surgery on his wrist and a metal plate had to be inserted. He also suffered cuts, scratches and bruising. His son sustained bruising and swelling.

Michael Dunne said in his victim personal statement that he was still in constant pain and did not have full mobility in his wrist.

Ricky Holland, Sild’s barrister, said he was a hard working plasterer with no previous convictions.

He did not start the violence and he did not kick or stamp on Thomas Dunne.

Sild was deeply sorry, especially about what had happened to Michael Dunne.

Judge Colin Burn said that Michael Dunne was a completely blameless victim of the prolonged violence.

It was witnessed by other family members who had to see Mr Dunne senior sustain a very nasty injury.

But Sild was a hard working young man with family commitments and no previous convictions. No purpose would be served by sending him immediately to prison.