A man was sentenced to 80 hours of community service at the Magistrates’ Court today for assaulting someone in a nightclub.
Mark Hayward was sentenced after pleading guilty to one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and one count of affray at Dusk nightclub, dating back to 3rd February earlier this year.
His lawyer, Patrick Canessa, argued that the ABH had not been serious because the injury caused was a small cut to the victim’s mouth. He also highlighted that this was Hayward’s first offence and this behaviour was out of character for his client.
The lay Magistrates agreed that this act had been out of character and noted that Hayward’s early guilty plea would be taken into account.
Hayward was sentenced to a total of 80 hours of unpaid work under a community service order.
Arun Aswani appeared for the Crown.