CCTV teenager admits unprovoked attack
A WORLE teenager has been told he is ‘lucky’ to receive only an unpaid work order after punching a man outside a nightclub in the town centre.
Jason Cook, of The Weind, pleaded guilty to a charge of unlawful violence at North Somerset Courthouse on Monday.
The court was told that 19-year-old was captured on CCTV at Dragon Kiss walking towards his victim and striking him, before the man fell to the floor.
The victim, who did not issue a statement to the police, was knocked out according to prosecutor Kelly Marshall. Cook is then said to have celebrated.
He told magistrates the punch was a consequence of a disagreement inside that the CCTV had not picked up.
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He said: “It wasn’t unprovoked. I didn’t do it for no reason.”
Trevor Morgan, chair of the bench, said he was ‘lucky in some ways it wasn’t common assault’ because the victim did not come forward.
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He then sentenced Cook to a 12-month community order during which he must undergo 40 hours unpaid work. He was also ordered to pay �85 costs.