Man admits to being violent against a man at cricket club
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A man has admitted to being violent towards another man at a cricket club in Trysull.
Sonny Dawson, aged 35, of Whitewood Glade, Willenhall appeared before Cannock Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday (12 January).
The court heard how Dawson approached the victim’s car and after opening the driver’s door, began repeatedly punching the victim who was sat in the driver’s seat.
During the incident, the victim’s handbrake was released which caused the vehicle to begin rolling across the car park and eventually crash into a stationary car.
Thankfully, there were no other members of the public who were in the vehicles path at the time.
The victim was left shaken following the incident.
Dawson was interviewed and postal charged with assault by beating.
The 35-year-old pleaded guilty to the charge and was handed a 18-month community order.
Dawson has also been told to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work, pay £135 in court costs, £300 in compensation and ordered to pay a £95 victim surcharge.
He has also been given a 12-month restraining order.
PC Tom Evans of Staffordshire Police, said: “We will not tolerate such behaviour in any setting, especially in the presence of young children who should be able to partake in sporting activities knowing they are in a safe environment, surrounded by parents/guardians who should be acting as role-models.”
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