The appellant was out on the town and had been drinking. The offence occurred about midnight. The victim was sitting with two young women on a grassed area. They were eating some takeaway food. After making a remark of some sort directed at the victim the appellant ran at him and kicked him. The Judge was satisfied it was with considerable force. The offender was wearing steel-capped boots. As a result of what was a single kick the victim suffered a fractured orbital bone and a fractured and lacerated nose. He was taken to hospital where surgery was performed. He remained in hospital for four or five days and was off work for a period of some weeks. A plate was inserted in his cheek to remedy the fractured orbital bone and his nose had to be re-set. He was a visitor to this country on a working holiday. The victim has suffered significant financial loss. More importantly, he went through a period where he experienced loss of balance, dizzy spells and numbness in his top teeth, headaches and problems with being able to focus properly.
Date of Birth
1995 (D.O.B. is approximate)
Three Strikes Status
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