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Pair admit their role in assault on chef
11:20am Wednesday 13th March 2013 in News
TWO men have admitted their part in an attack which left a chef at an award-winning Ramsbottom restaurant with serious injuries.
Aaron Warrington, aged 24, and Marcus Dawson, aged 20, pleaded guilty to assault charges when they appeared at Bolton Crown Court on Tuesday.
Warrington, of Peel Brow, Ramsbottom, admitted causing grievous bodily harm and Dawson, of Olive Bank, Bury, admitted attempted grievous bodily harm with intent. The charges were in connection with an assault on Farhad Ghassemi, a chef at Ramsons restaurant, at 11pm on September 7 last year.
He had been driving home when the incident occurred at the junction of Bridge Street and Bolton Street, in Ramsbottom.
The court heard he was punched and kicked, and was knocked unconscious.
He suffered an injury to his brain and was in a medically induced coma for three weeks.
The brain injury has left Mr Ghassemi with speaking difficulties, unable to drive and other problems. It is not known if he will make a full recovery, the court heard.
Roger Brown, prosecuting, said: “We take the view that those two pleas reflect the parts of these two defendants in what happened and make it clear that the Crown are perfectly aware that there were other people who were involved in this. They haven’t been brought to justice.”
The case was adjourned for sentencing on Tuesday, April 16, so that reports can be prepared.
Judge Elliot Knopf warned Warrington and Dawson that they would both receive a custodial sentence.
Warrington was remanded into custody and Dawson was remanded on bail, with conditions including a curfew and that he must not enter Ramsbottom.