UPDATE: Louth man, 19, receives suspended prison sentence

Court case report
Court case report

A 19-year-old man from Louth has been handed a suspended prison sentence after he pleaded guilty to committing actual bodily harm when he 
assaulted a man.

Charlie Trevor Bradbury, 19, of Burghley Crescent, Louth, admitted assaulting Luke Cattell and causing him actual bodily harm on February 15.

Jim Clare, prosecuting, said that Bradbury had been in the Resolution night club and in the early hours had been involved in an altercation with a man known as ‘Ratty’, who had ‘out of nowhere’ punched him in the face.

He said that Bradbury had a bottle in his hand and he had subsequently thrown the bottle in the general direction of ‘Ratty’ but missed him and hit Mr Cattell, a doorman at the club, on the back of the head.

Mr Clare said that although the injury required glueing, it was only minor cuts.

He said Bradbury admitted he had been ‘in drink’ at the time.

In mitigation, Andrew Goldsborough said that taking into account the provocation and the minor injuries received, Bradbury’s actions had been ‘more reckless than an intent to cause harm to Mr Cattell’.

He said that there were ways that Bradbury could be dealt with other than an immediate custodial sentence.

Mark Davies of the Probation Service, said that binge drinking influenced Bradbury’s thinking skills’.

“What he did showed a lack of emotional and anger management,” he told the magistrates.

The magistrates imposed a term of imprisonment of two months suspended for 12 months and also ordered Bradbury carry out 80 hours of unpaid work for the community.

He was also ordered to attend rehabilitation activities for 60 days and pay an £80 surcharge, £85 in costs and £100 compensation to the injured doorman.