July 2019

Man launched rage-filled attack on sleeping four-year-old

A ‘cowardly’ man who launched a vicious attack on a sleeping four-year-old child left the toddler with multiple injuries including a perforated ear drum.

Christopher Bould, 32, of Buxton House, Huddersfield, has been jailed after a jury found him guilty of the attack which left the child’s face and neck covered in bruises.

The court heart he launched the attack in a drunken rage. The child suffered a perforated ear drum and bruising over his face and neck.

Bould continually denied the charges throughout the trial – but a jury rejected his story and found him guilty of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

He was sentenced to 30 months in prison at Carlisle Crown Court on Friday.