Groundsman punched man in front of police officer

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Court Reporter

ONE blow cost a groundsman £2,000 and landed his victim with a £3,000 dental repair bill, Winchester Crown Court heard.

Jake Harman threw the punch in full view of a police officer called to deal with a row, sparked by a remark to a girl at the Ibis Hotel in Southampton.

Harman, 19, admitted inflicting grievous bodily harm on Spencer Bailey-Farnell, who suffered a split lip and damaged teeth.

Harman, of Stockheath Avenue, Havant, received a 12-month suspended sentence with a three-month curfew and a 150-hour community work order.

He was also ordered to pay £2,000 compensation.

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10:44am Fri 22 Feb 13

solomum says...

So the actions of a short fused groundsman cost the victim £1000. Why were the compensation costs less than the dental treatment that was needed? The defendant should me made to cover the full cost of his actions.
So the actions of a short fused groundsman cost the victim £1000. Why were the compensation costs less than the dental treatment that was needed? The defendant should me made to cover the full cost of his actions. solomum
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