Helper’ headbutted in fight

A DRUNKEN confrontation in St Ives town centre ended with a man headbutting a Good Samaritan in the face, a court heard. At Huntingdon Magistrates Court on Thursday, Richard Johnston, 32, admitted assault. Laura Mardell, prosecuting, told the court how B

A DRUNKEN confrontation in St Ives town centre ended with a man headbutting a Good Samaritan in the face, a court heard.

At Huntingdon Magistrates' Court on Thursday, Richard Johnston, 32, admitted assault.

Laura Mardell, prosecuting, told the court how Brett Logue had helped to break up a fight between seven men in the Market Hill area of St Ives in the early hours of February 2.

The fight reignited and it was then that Johnston headbutted and punched Mr Logue in the face, Miss Mardell said.


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Mr Logue sustained serious cuts to his lips in the incident, while Johnston could not initially recall the incident because of his alcohol consumption.

However, Miss Mardell said when Johnston was shown CCTV footage of the attack he admitted he had carried out the assault.

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Representing himself, Johnston, who organises sports events, told the court: "I am very sorry for what I did. It was very out of character and I wish it had never happened."

Johnston, of St Ives Road, Somersham, was handed a three-month prison sentence, suspended for 18 months, ordered to carry out 100 hours of community service and pay £200 compensation, plus £60 costs.

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