A groom punched two bridesmaids at his own wedding during a row and left one woman with a broken cheekbone.
John Paul Campbell, 27, attacked his new wife’s best friend, Samantha Dewar, after she stepped in to stop an ongoing fight, a court heard.
He sent the 26-year-old flying to the ground when he punched her in the face , the Manchester Evening News reported.
Samantha suffered a fractured cheekbone and had to have a metal plate inserted to reconstruct her cheek.
Campbell, of Macclesfield, pleaded guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm when he appeared before the town’s magistrates court.The court heard Campbell first got into a row with another bridesmaid at the reception at the Masonic Hall in Riseley Street, Macclesfield.
During this bust-up the bridesmaid hit Campbell and he hit her back.
It was then that mum-of-two Samantha stepped in to try to calm things down, only to end up being punched to the ground.
Prosecuting, Debbie Byrne, said: “This was an unprovoked attack which left a serious injury.
“It was the defendant’s wedding and the complainant was the bridesmaid.
“The male got into an argument with another female witness.
“She strikes him and he strikes her.
“The complainant approached the groom from behind and was shouting and he turned around and without warning punched her to the face knocking her to the ground.”
Defending Lisa Morton said: “It’s a one punch scenario.