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19 March 2013, 13:56
A trained kickboxer from Greater Manchester who fractured a man's skull after an argument in a takeaway has been jailed.
25-year-old Stuart Ryan got 20 months for causing grievous bodily harm and violent disorder.
He attacked a 27-year-old man after he and three others chased the victim through the streets of Sale on New Year's Eve in 2011.
They gave chase after an argument in a takeaway in School Road.
Three other men, Imram Qasar, Mohammed Arfan and Travis Holness, were given suspended sentences and ordered to do unpaid work.
Detective Sergeant Chris Potter, from Trafford CID, said: "What started out as a something and nothing incident at a takeaway, resulted in the victim suffering a fractured skull.
“The groups collective anger undoubtedly intensified in the preceding 20 minutes while they were looking for them, and while Qasar and Arfan chased after one of the group, Ryan, a trained kick boxer, levelled a significant kick at the victim - who was not involved in the earlier incident at all - which felled him, causing him to fall and bang his head.”