A DRUNKEN yob has been jailed after he left a victim with a fractured skull following a late-night fight.
Russian national Oleg Agafonov, aged 23, of London Road, was jailed for 12 months at Northampton Crown Court last Friday after leaving his victim with “very serious” injuries from a single punch.
The court heard Agafonov was in Club Base, in Horseshoe Street, Northampton, in the early hours of April 21, last year, when a group of men pushed his girlfriend while on the dance floor. The group were then thrown out of the club, but Agafonov followed.
He punched one of the men once in the head, sending him falling to the ground. The victim cracked his head on the pavement, fracturing the base of his skull.
Agafonov, who used to work for a local air ambulance charity, had drunk 10 bottles of beer before going out and consumed another “three or four” bottles while out.
He pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm.
Sentencing him, Judge Richard Bray, said: “When he fell back and struck his head on the pavement he suffered a fracture at the base of the skull as a result. The prognosis is uncertain. Violent offences of this nature have to be met with periods of imprisonment in some way.”