Yobs jumped on top of car then kicked and punched its owner in Sunderland street

Sunderland Magistrates' Court.
Sunderland Magistrates' Court.
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A dad was kicked in the face after being attacked outside his own home by a group of thugs who were vandalising his car.

Tomasz Lewandowski was left with a gashed lip after remonstrating with yobs who were jumping on top of his Lexus, Sunderland magistrates heard.

Liam Ramsay, 18, who punched him in the face before kicking him in the mouth admitted the assault.

Prosecutor Lee Poppett said Mr Lewandowski was at home in Pennywell with his family at 8.45pm on April 10, when he heard what was happening and went outside.

Mr Poppett said Ramsay became aggressive, adding: “He punched him in the face with a clenched fist.

“Tomasz told him he was going to call police on his mobile phone and began to walk backwards.

“The defendant was shouting towards him. Tomasz is Polish and said his English is not the best, so he didn’t understand all that was being directed towards him, but it was aggressive language to say the least.

“As he was walking backwards he tripped himself up on the kerb and fell to the floor. At that point Mr Ramsay has approached him and kicked him in the face.”

In a victim statement, Mr Lewandowski said: “All I want to do is live a peaceful family life and work hard.

“I have lived in the UK for seven years and I like it here and my children go to school.

“People shouldn’t be allowed to be menacing in this way. This was a totally unprovoked attack, which both my partner and 11-year-old child witnessed from inside the house.”

Mr Lewandowski said he lost £100 in earnings after being unable to go to work on the night of the attack.

Jason Smith, defending, said Ramsay was “devastated” by his behaviour and that he would like to apologise to Mr Lewandowski.

Ramsay, of Tilbury Road, Thorney Close, was given a 12-month community order with 20 days rehabilitation activity requirement, and 300 hours of unpaid work.

He was told to pay £400 in compensation to Mr Lewandowski, £85 costs and a £60 surcharge.

Magistrates also made a one-year restraining order, preventing Ramsay from contacting him and entering his street.