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Briton jailed for headbutting Indian doctor

india Updated: Jul 30, 2009 09:49 IST

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A Blackburn-based man, who head butted an Indian doctor in a racial attack, has been jailed for 16 months.

Mark Wignall, 23, admitted to racially aggravated assault causing actual the Preston Crown Court jailed bodily harm and him for 16 months this week.

His victim, Dr Sarabjett Gojral, suffered a broken nose and was left traumatised following the attack. He has since moved away from Blackburn because he no longer felt safe, reports from Preston said.

Dr Gojral was on his way home in July last year when a group, including Wignall, passed racial remarks on his wearing a turban.

Subsequently, Wignall abused the doctor before trying to punch him but missed. He then head butted him causing his nose to bleed.