10:30am Monday 20th February 2012
A TEENAGE thug whose savage attack left a man in a coma is facing jail following another assault in which he broke a woman’s ankle and punched and kicked her boyfriend.
Lewis Packham has already admitted the assault on Andrew Tuckwell in Romsey in July, which left the 28-year-old with a trainer imprint on his face.
Now he has been found guilty of two more offences in relation to an earlier incident.
Kristi Kincaid and Christopher Rutherford had been out celebrating a friend’s engagement when Packham pushed Kristi over.
Packham, his step-brother, Charlie Moody and their friend, Daniel Wilkinson, then punched and kicked Mr Rutherford.
A jury unanimously decided Packham was guilty of unlawfully and maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm on Kristi Kincaid.
The jury also agreed Packham, Moody and Wilkinson were all guilty of assault occasioning actual bodily harm on Mr Rutherford.
Timothy Compton, prosecuting at Bournemouth Crown Court, said the victims had been out with friends at the Olive Tree pub, Romsey.
Miss Kincaid, 23, said they later went to The Tavern nearby, but as it was closing, they left to walk home.
Packham, who was not known to them, had taken exception to something Miss Kincaid said and she later turned around to see him standing behind them in Mountbatten Avenue, the court heard.
“He shoved me with both hands out of his way and I fell back into the road. My left leg was broken near my ankle.
Packham, 18, of Tavistock Close, Romsey, has also admitted causing actual bodily harm to Tom Webb on July 9 last year.
He was remanded in custody and will be sentenced for all counts when pre-sentence reports have been compiled.
Moody, 18, also of Tavistock Close, and Wilkinson, 19, of Woodley Close, Romsey, were released on bail.
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