An MMA fighting postman who bent a boy’s arm back until it broke leaving the teen permanently injured has avoided jail for the horror assault at the start of lockdown.

Terry Fleck, 39, was ordered to pay £2,500 to the victim, after being found guilty of the brutal attack on the then 17-year-old son of his ex-partner in his home at Dalrymple Drive, Irvine after a trial this month.

Mixed martial arts enthusiast Fleck, who continues to deny his guilt, was convicted of assaulting the son of his ex –who the court heard he shares a daughter with – by repeatedly pushing him on the body before throwing him to the ground on April 24 last year.

He then bent the teenager’s left arm causing it to break to his severe injury, permanent disfigurement and permanent impairment.


When he returned to court last week [Friday, December 10], Fleck’s defence solicitor Donna Maitland said: “Your lordship will see from the report Mr Fleck maintains his position he did not cause the injury – he does however accept it is a very serious injury.

“It was noted the complainer has restricted movement in his fingers.

“Mr Fleck is aware the prospect of a custodial sentence is a real one. However the report was fairly favourable in its terms, he’s a man who’s worked all his life.

“You can see from the employer’s letter they would be willing to support his rehabilitation in the community if a non-custodial sentence.




“There is no issue with a non harassment order, Mr Fleck has had zero contact since April 2020.

“You’ll recall it was mentioned this could provide difficulties in seeing his daughter but, it’s really quite sad my lord, he’s resigned himself to the fact he won’t ever have contact with his own daughter again, so there is no issue with a non-harassment order.”

Sheriff David Hall sentenced Fleck to 250 hours unpaid work for the attack and wear a tag to remain home 7pm-7am.

He was also ordered to pay a £2,500 fine to the victim.